Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Health care organizations across the country are preparing to respond to the possibility of Ebola cases in their communities. Several U.S. hospitals have treated patients with the disease and can provide important information to other health care workers related to personal protective equipment, staffing models, and critical care nursing. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the clinical management experiences of nurses who cared for patients with Ebola at Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center. For more information, please see the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
Hospital based emergency providers are invited to participate in a conference call with leaders from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on preparing for possible Ebola cases. During this call, leaders will discuss the evaluation and management of patients who present with possible Ebola Virus Disease and provide an overview of the Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management for Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease guidance and algorithm. This call will also provide an opportunity for participants to provide comments and ask questions.Audio Replay | Transcript
Hospital executives, emergency management directors and safety officers across the United States participated in a conference call with leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on preparing healthcare systems to protect health and safety should an Ebola patient present at your facility. The call included representatives from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHS Intergovernmental and External Affairs Office.
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