While surveying healthcare organizations readiness to receive a confirmed or suspected Ebola patient, the Joint Commission accreditation chapters identified in this document are focal to identifying strengths and/or gaps to safely and effectively managing the infectious Ebola patient within an organization, while minimizing the risk of transmission to self or others.
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine: Dealing with Ebola — and Ebola-Related Fears — in the Workplace
In a recent ohsonline.com blog post, Ben J. Kim and Rachel Sanders discuss the legal conundrums faced by employers and employees who face infectious disease related fears in the workplace.
The Community Health Resilience Initiative has been compiling a list of Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Resources.
The Congressional Research Service Report on “Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority” is available online here.
In this video, Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses with Chris Wallace of Fox News how inadequate World Health Organization protocols are likely why Dallas healthcare workers were infected with Ebola.
Several states are taking the Ebola crisis into their own hands. Ohio and Texas have approved funds for equipment and facilities, and Georgia has established an Ebola response team and is monitoring 20 travelers from West Africa.
A New England Regional Emergency Coordinator of the US Dpt of Health and Human Services, ASPR/OEM, Gregory T. Banner, compiled the following list of the major websites with compendiums of the Ebola resources being produced. – October 15, 2014
US DHHS National Library of Medicine Ebola Resource page
Compendium of Links to Other Organizations – US GOV and Other Countries
US DHHS PHE.GOV Site
Links to US Government Resources and Guidance Documents
US DHHS CDC Ebola Information Page
Multiple Guidance Documents for Health Care Providers and Others
Transportation Information and Guidance
US Dpt of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Ebola Information
West Africa Situation Reports
HHS Administration for Children and Families has released Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs.
Rx Response Pharmacist Resources for Ebola
The CDC offers guidance for EMS systems responding to suspected Ebola cases. – October 1, 2014
In light of the rise in Ebola Epidemic in West Africa, Yale-Tulane ESF-8 Planning and Response Program has produced a special report. This report has been compiled entirely from open source materials. Alumni, graduate students from Tulane and Yale, and members of Team Rubicon have assisted in putting this report together.