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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 Ebola Resources:

 

Upcoming COCA Call on 11/24/14 2-3pm ET: Caring for Patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the clinical management experiences of nurses from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center who cared for patients with Ebola.

 

CDC Ebola Website

an information hub for all Ebola- related information.

11/12/14 Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals

For Obstetrician-Gynecologists

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 coca@cdc.gov.

Ebola Guidelines

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

 

Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola 

11/12/14 Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals

Environmental Infection Control

updated 10/28/14 Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus

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).

released 10/20/14 CDC Newsroom- Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Fact Sheet

CDC/ASPR Checklists

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 

updated 10/30/14 Ebola in Pregnancy: Information for healthcare workers, Public Health England

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

 

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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