You're no doubt being inundated with a ton of information on how to prepare for the care of Ebola patients and ensure the safety of your staff. As a leader who aims to make timely and informed decisions, sometimes the challenge is too much information.
We wanted to pull together the most helpful resources on how you can ready your organization to safely manage and prevent the spread of Ebola.
CDC's Latest Guidance on Identifying and Isolating Ebola Patients
The CDC have newly released guidance to help emergency departments evaluate and manage patients who present with symptoms that could indicate Ebola.
Get their guidance
ASPR/CDC Ebola Screening Criteria
ASPR and CDC and have issued Ebola screening criteria for the entire health care community, including emergency responders, to ensure that they are able to protect, detect, and respond to the virus.
Download the screening criteria
Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
This checklist highlights key areas for hospital staff—especially hospital emergency management officers, infection control practitioners, and clinical practitioners—to review in preparation for a person with Ebola arriving at a hospital for medical care. This checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure your hospital is able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect your employees, and respond appropriately.
Download the checklist
Ebola Preparedness Considerations for Outpatient/Ambulatory Care Settings
This document can be used to help outpatient/ambulatory care facilities ensure their health care personnel can detect a patient meeting the CDC criteria for a patient for Ebola, protect their health care personnel so they can safely care for the patient, and respond in a coordinated fashion.
Download the checklist
AHA Ebola Preparedness Resources
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has gathered Ebola preparedness resources for hospitals and other facilities.
Get the resources
WHO Ebola Virus Disease Page
The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled resources on the Ebola virus disease, including technical information, publications, situation assessments, and feature stories.
Visit the page
IOM Workshop to Inform Public Health Practices for Ebola on November 3
At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council will host a one-day workshop on November 3 to examine areas of biomedical and public health research that should be conducted to best prepare the United States to safeguard the public as a result of the emergence of Ebola.
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