Thursday, August 07, 2014

CDC COCA Call: Ebola Preparations For Hospitals - Transcript & Audio

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On Tuesday the CDC held a very well attended COCA Call for hospitals on how to prepare for dealing with Ebola cases. I know a lot of people who were interested, were not able to listen in live.  Today the CDC has posted the transcript, and audio file, which can be accessed at the link below.

 

What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease

Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH
Epidemiologist
Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC

David Kuhar, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC

Overview

The recent Ebola virus disease (or Ebola hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease are being medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital. During this COCA Call, clinicians will receive updates on the status of the outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.

Call Materials

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