This checklist highlights some key areas for health care facilities to review in preparation for a person with EVD arriving for medical care. The checklist format is not intended to set forth mandatory requirements or establish national standards. In this checklist health care personnel (HCP) refers to all persons, paid and unpaid, working in healthcare settings who have the potential for exposure to patients and/or to infectious materials, including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, or contaminated air. HCP include, but are not limited to, physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, technicians, laboratory personnel, autopsy personnel, students and trainees, contractual personnel, and persons not directly involved in patient care (e.g., house-keeping, laundry, volunteers)
This guide will be useful for designing more effective outbreak response measures. It can be scaled up or down, depending on the situation. It can be applied at sub-national and national levels and was designed for developmental communication and health promotion personnel working in multidisciplinary teams to investigate and respond to disease outbreaks.
This poster’s audience is the general community in Sierra Leone. It shows signs and symptoms of Ebola and clearly calls people with symptoms to go to a health facility. It has a clear call to action, includes a phone number to call for help, and good use of graphics that makes it appropriate for low-literacy populations.
The article, A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning, appeared in PLoS Medicine in 2005.
This article, The Application of the Haddon Matrix to Public Health Readiness and Response Planning, appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives in 2005.
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