Given the speed at which the Ebola story is moving, it isn’t terribly surprising that a Webinar sponsored on September 29th by NACCHO - on preparing for the possibility of seeing an imported Ebola case in the United States - has now been overtaken by actual events.
Still, that only makes the infection control message delivered by this webinar all the more important.
The Webinar was limited to only 1,000 viewers, but has now been posted online for all interested parties to view. With the recent announcement of a nosocomial transmission of the Ebola virus at a hospital in Spain, this webinar – and checklist – should be at the top of all hospital employee’s watch list.
Webinar held on September 29, 2014. Co-sponsored by HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ASPR and CDC have developed a Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness to highlight activities that all hospitals can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care. This webinar is especially for hospital emergency managers, infection control officers, hospital leadership, and clinical staff. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure your hospital is able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect your employees, and respond appropriately.
Frequently monitor CDC’s Ebola website 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.