Alerts for Ob-Gyns
In response to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak, ACOG has issued the following Practice Advisory on providing obstetric and gynecologic care in the setting of national and international Ebola infections.
What Obstetrician and Gynecologists Should know about Ebola- This article was published online ahead- of- print on September 9, 2014. It is available in the Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2014 print journal.
CDC Ebola Resources:
an information hub for all Ebola- related information.
What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Should Know About Ebola
released 9/9/14 "What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Should Know About Ebola: A Perspective From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," published online ahead of print, in Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2014 issue.
Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding Recommendations in the Context of Ebola
updated 9/19/14. The CDC publication, “Recommendations for Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding in the Context of Ebola,” provides clinicians with recommendations about breastfeeding if a mother has probable or confirmed Ebola virus/ disease.
Clinician Outreach and Communications Activity (COCA)
The CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) page provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. Sign Up for COCA Updates, Call Announcements, Clinical Reminders, and Other COCA Clinician Resources. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
updated 10/29/14 Review of Human-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus
Could it be Ebola? Infographic and checklist for patients under evaluation for Ebola virus disease
Risk of Exposure
Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure
updated 10/28/14 Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure. With the complex nature and seriousness of the outbreak, CDC has created interim guidance for monitoring people potentially exposed to Ebola and for evaluating their intended travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated.Epidemiologic Risk Factors to Consider when Evaluating a Person for Exposure to Ebola Virus
updated 10/27/14 Epidemiologic Risk Factors to Consider when Evaluating a Person for Exposure to Ebola Virus, the included epidemiologic risk factors should be considered when evaluating a person for Ebola virus disease (Ebola), classifying contacts, or considering public health actions such as monitoring and movement restrictions based on exposure.
Information for Healthcare Workers: U.S. Healthcare Settings
CDC Health Alert Network, Health Advisory
Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola
Environmental Infection Control
EMS Systems and 9-1-1 PSAPS
updated 10/28/14 Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease
updated 10/27/14 Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Ebola virus disease (Ebola) is a rare and deadly viral illness which is reportable to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) in all US states and territories.
Emergency Department Evaluation and Management for Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease
released 10/27/14 Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management for Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease CDC released new guidance for Emergency Departments (ED) on evaluating and managing patients presenting with possible Ebola Virus Disease.
CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries
released 10/22/14. The press release “CDC Announces Active Post- Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries," explains how state and local authorities will enforce active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, and how the CDC is assisting these efforts.
CDC Tightened Guidance for U.S. Health Care Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
CDC is tightening previous infection control guidance for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) health care workers should use and offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put the equipment on and take it off safely.
updated 10/21/14 CDC Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing).
The CDC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) have prepared these checklists for health care professionals:
Other External Resources
Ebola in Pregnancy
Guidance paper Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC)
10/14 Guidance paper Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC): pregnant and lactating women. Brussels; Medecins Sans Frontieres; 2014. V 1.2
Principles of Management for Pregnant Women with Ebola
10/14 Principles of management for pregnant women with Ebola: a western context. Brussels; Medecins Sans Frontieres; 2014. last updated: 10/31/14