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Ebola Infection Control Resources

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Date Published:8/1/2014 2:08:00 PM
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Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).    As cases in the United States make headlines, we wanted to share some resources for SHEA Members that will be helpful.  SHEA supports CDC's Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations and requests that members send any suggestions or concerns to us so that we can work with CDC as this situation evolves. 

Ebola Preparations for Healthcare Epidemiologists Webinar
The following links are from the SHEA Webinar with CDC Speakers hosted on August 25, 2014.

Specific Resources:

Fact Sheet: CDC Ebola Surge – 2014 – September 16 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0914-ebola-surge.html

FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa – September 16 (White House)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/16/fact-sheet-us-response-ebola-epidemic-west-africa

Health Care Facility Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – September 12 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/healthcare-facility-checklist-for-ebola.pdf

Health Care Provider  Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease- September 12 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/healthcare-provider-checklist-for-ebola.pdf

Interim Guidance Regarding Compliance with Select Agent Regulations for Laboratories Handling Patient Specimens that are Known or Suspected to Contain Ebola Virus – September 8 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/select-agent-regulations.html

Infographic: CDC in Action – August 29 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/cdc-in-action.pdf

HAN 368: CDC Ebola Response Update #4 – August 28 (CDC)
http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00368.asp

Infographic: What is Contact Tracing?  - August 26 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/contact-tracing.pdf

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States - August 26 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

Questions and Answers on Ebola – Updated August 26 (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html

Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Persons Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States – Updated August 26 (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-specimen-collection-submission-patients-suspected-infection-ebola.html

Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries – August 25 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/guidance-safe-handling-human-remains-ebola-patients-us-hospitals-mortuaries.html

Health Alert Network (HAN) INFOService: CDC Ebola Response Update #3 – August 22 (CDC)
http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00367.asp

Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – August 22 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html

Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure – August 22 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html

Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus – August 19 (CDC)
The guideline covers topics related to waste, linens, and recommended personal protective equipment for environmental services staff. It also includes a Q&A section on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, determining the appropriate EPA-registered hospital disinfectant, and management of spills of blood or other body substances.
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html

Sequence for Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – August 19 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ppe-poster.pdf

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease – August 14 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/guidance-air-medical-transport-patients.html

What's New – August 12 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/whats-new.html

Ebola Virus Disease Information for Clinicians in U.S. Healthcare Settings – August 10 (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the World Health Organization and other partners to better understand and manage the public health risks posed by Ebola virus disease (EVD). As of August 10, 2014, no EVD cases have occurred in the United States. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information about EVD to clinicians working in U.S. hospitals and health clinics.
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/clinician-information-us-healthcare-settings.html

2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa – August 8 (CDC)
The Guinean Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health are working with national and international partners to investigate and respond to the outbreak.
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

CDC Twitter Chat: What U.S. Healthcare Facilities Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease – August 8 (CDC)
During this Twitter chat, CDC answered clinicians' questions on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.
https://storify.com/CDCgov/live-twitter-chat-8-8-2014

FAQ: Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals – August 6 (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/patient-management-us-hospitals.html

Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – August 7 (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html

Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure – August 7 (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html

COCA Call: What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease – August 1 (CDC)
http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/

Infographics (English and Spanish) – August 11 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/print-resources-illustrations.html

Belgian Ebola Guidelines
http://www.shea-online.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Belgian-guidelines-ebola.pdf

Australian Public Health Laboratory Guidelines
http://www.shea-online.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Australia_Public_Health_Lab_network.pdf


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