Posted Oct. 10, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) continues to work with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The guides, checklists and webinars below summarize key messages about the outbreak and provide information on detecting the signs and symptoms of Ebola, protecting others from being infected and developing a response plan.
Updated Guidance Documents
Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals from Dr. Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, regarding the current Ebola situation. – Oct. 3, 2014
Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus - Updated Oct. 3, 2014
HAN 371: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials – Oct. 2, 2014
Interim Guidance: EMS Systems & 9-1-1 PSAPs: Management of Patients in the U.S. - Updated Oct. 1, 2014
Evaluating Returned Travelers for EVD, U.S. – Oct. 1, 2014
Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for EVD, U.S. – Oct. 1, 2014
Ebola Screening Criteria Template for EMS – Updated Oct. 1, 2014
Webinar on Ebola Preparedness
A recording of a recent webinar hosted by ASPR and CDC on Ebola Preparedness for the U.S. health care system is now available for viewing. The webinar focused on the Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights the activities that all hospitals can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care. This information is especially useful for hospital emergency managers, infection control officers, hospital leadership, and clinical staff. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure hospitals can detect possible Ebola cases, protect their employees, and respond appropriately.
Visit the CDC Ebola website for the most updated information on the 2014 Ebola response.