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 will be available in the Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2014 print journal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
"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
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
The CDC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) have prepared these checklists for health care professionals:
- Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
- Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness
- Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
last updated: 10/21/14