We’re having a busy day for online streaming on Ebola issues, with the Johns Hopkins symposium this morning, and later this afternoon we’ll have a COCA Call entitled:
Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Participate by Phone: Registration is not required.
- 888-603-9630 (U.S. Callers)
- 630-395-0291 (International Callers)
RADM Steve Redd
CDC Ebola Response
Phillip W. Smith, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Angela Hewlett, MD
Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
Bruce S. Ribner, MD, MPH
Emory's Serious Communicable Disease Unit
Alexander P. Isakov, MD, MPH
Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. A few patients with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated to receive care in U.S. hospitals. Recently, the first case of Ebola virus disease was diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa; this patient passed away on October 8, 2014. CDC and our partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States.
During this COCA Call, the presenters will focus on healthcare systems preparedness, and participants will learn how Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola and the lessons learned.
Please note: the focus of this call will be healthcare systems preparedness, not clinical management of the patients with Ebola.
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