Ebola News


Feb

18

2015
Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

This module covers the basic concepts for evaluating and briefly managing a patient under investigation for Ebola. Although all U.S. healthcare facilities need to screen and promptly identify patients at risk for Ebola, the content of this module is primarily for Ebola Assessment Hospitals. These hospitals need to be capable of initial evaluation and care of these patients for up to 96 hours until Ebola...

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Feb

18

2015
Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

This module provides guidance to frontline and assessment hospitals for developing plans and procedures for safely implementing appropriate isolation precautions for a patient under investigation for Ebola. The module is focused on the emergency department, which is the likely first point of contact. Planning and adhering to these precautions will minimize the risk of infecting patients, staff, and visitors while these patients are evaluated. The...

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Feb

18

2015
Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Healthcare facilities that provide urgent care and emergency services are first points of contact for returning travelers who might have Ebola. This module provides guidance to emergency departments for developing plans and procedures for screening all patients for relevant travel history, risk factors for Ebola, and signs and symptoms that might be consistent with Ebola. Important concepts are outlined regarding safe, patient- and family-centered screening...

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Feb

05

2015

Radio Spot on the Signs and Symptoms of Ebola

This radio spot from the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare discusses what to do if you notice the signs and symptoms of Ebola. What to do when you see signs and symptoms of Ebola


Jan

30

2015
Ebola Virus: How it Spreads and What it Does to You

Ebola Virus: How it Spreads and What it Does to You

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen, with more than 4,500 confirmed deaths in west Africa. Patients are often killed not by the virus itself, but by the overreaction of their immune system to the infection. Here, Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival. Ebola Virus: How...

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Jan

30

2015
BBC News – Ebola in 60 Seconds

BBC News – Ebola in 60 Seconds

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. BBC News explains why the disease is so dangerous – in 60 seconds. In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?


Dec

12

2014
UpToDate clinical decision support

UpToDate clinical decision support

Wolters Kluwer Health has granted full, free access to all of its UpToDate clinical decision support resource in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Anyone visiting www.uptodate.com with an IP address originating in these countries will have immediate free access to UpToDate.



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