Dr. David Kuhar, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) speaking as part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary series on Medscape. He discusses what healthcare facilities can do to prepare for a patient with Ebola virus disease and the infection control procedures that need to be in place in US hospitals. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/830140
The CDC provides guidelines on infection control for environmental services in hospitals.
This is the WHO’s comprehensive “roadmap” to “assist governments and partners in the revision and resourcing of country-specific operational plans for Ebola response, and the coordination of international support for their full implementation.” In this document are specific objectives that were defined in August, 2014, and indicators to help WHO monitor progress toward the objectives.
This manual, prepared collaboratively by CDC and WHO, attempts to address the issues of early provisional diagnosis and response within a limited infrastructure. It is designed for the following uses: for prevention through preparedness–to help African health facilities make advance preparations for responding with appropriate precautions when a VHF case is suspected. for planning and conducting in-service training to strengthen standard precautions and VHF isolation...
This guide is designed as a simple and practical tool to help District Health Managers elaborate a realistic District level plan to reduce improper disposal of waste from injection activities. It is offered in French and English, and a poster (in both languages) is available as well.
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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1257548/?report=classic
Information from the World Health Organization for infection prevention and control in a health care facility.