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Alerts for Ob-Gyns

 

Ebola Outbreak:

 

ACOG Resources:

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 will be available in the Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2014 print journal.

 

CDC Resources:

Ebola Website

The CDC website, Ebola (Ebola virus disease), is an information hub for all Ebola-related information.

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 coca@cdc.gov.

Clinician Outreach and Communications Activity (COCA) Conference Calls

Approaches to Clinical Management for Patients with Ebola Treated in U.S. Hospitals Audio conference call on 10/20/14: 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Web-on-demand training after 3:30 PM on 10/21/14

Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center minds Audio conference call on 10/14/14: 2:00-3:00 PM,  Available for On-Demand training

What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease Audio conference call on 8/05/14: 2:00-3:00 PM, Available for On-Demand training

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.

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). Guidance current as of October 20, 2014

CDC Newsroom- Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Fact Sheet released October 20, 2014

Recommendations for Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding in the Context of Ebola

The CDC publication, “Recommendations for Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding in the Context of Ebola,” updated September 19, 2014, provides clinicians with recommendations about breastfeeding if a mother has  probable or confirmed Ebola virus/ disease.

Ebola Guidelines

"Key messages, Ebola virus, West Africa," (PDF), updated October 2, 2014, summarizes key messages from the CDC and other agencies.

Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease

"Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials," distributed on October 2, 2014, reminds healthcare personnel and health officials about best practices in evaluating patients.

"Could it be Ebola?" Infographic and checklist for patients under evaluation for Ebola virus disease

 

Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals

"Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals from Dr. Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, regarding the current Ebola situation," published on Oct. 3, 2014.

Environmental Infection Control

"Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus,"  updated on October 3, 2014. 

EMS Systems and 9-1-1 PSAPS

"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," updated on October 1, 2014.

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients

"Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals," updated on October 2, 2014.

CDC/ASPR Checklists

The CDC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) have prepared these checklists for health care professionals:

 

last updated: 10/21/14

Alerts for Patients

SEASONAL FLU: For information about the 2014-2015 flu season, please visit our Seasonal InfluenzaLatest News & Updates, and Adult Immunization pages.

Last Updated: 10/14/2014




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