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Ebola Information for Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals

Topics on this page:

Overview | Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis | Infection Control | Patient Management | Personal Protective Equipment | Privacy | Laboratory | Patient Movement | Waste Management and Disposal | Presentations

Overview

Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis

Infection Control

Patient Management

Personal Protective Equipment

Privacy

  • Bulletin:  HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations:  The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of patients’ health information (protected health information) but is balanced to ensure that appropriate uses and disclosures of the information still may be made when necessary to treat a patient, to protect the nation’s public health, and for other critical purposes.

Laboratory

Patient Movement

Waste Management and Disposal

Presentations

The following presentations provide templates that EMS agencies and personnel can use as templates to develop Ebola presentations for their staff.  The following presentations contain information that has been cleared by ASPR and CDC.

  • Ebola 101 - CDC Slides for U.S. Healthcare Workers:  This presentation provides an overview of Ebola as a disease, information on the current outbreak.
  • Webinar:  Ebola PPE Donning and Doffing Procedures:  This web-based training includes information on properly putting on and removing the PPE that is to be used during management of patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals.
  • Ebola Overview:  This presentation provides an overview of the Ebola as a disease and the outbreak in West Africa.  It also provides information on the goals and challenges of the response, treatment of patients, management of clinical samples, patient monitoring and more.

Frequently monitor CDC’s Ebola website  and subscribe to updates from CDC for the most current information on Ebola.  CDC is available 24/7 for consultation.  State and local health departments with questions should contact  the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100 or via email at eocreport@cdc.gov.

  • This page last reviewed: December 16, 2014