Category: Ebola

Joint Commission Ebola Standards

October 30th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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

October 27th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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.

Community Health Resilience Initiative Ebola resources

October 27th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The Community Health Resilience Initiative has been compiling a list of Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Resources.

Congressional Research Service Report on Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

October 27th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The Congressional Research Service Report on “Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority” is available online here.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Fox News Interview

October 27th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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.

State Level Ebola Crisis Responses

October 27th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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.

Gregory T. Banner Ebola Resource List

October 24th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html
Compendium of Links to Other Organizations – US GOV and Other Countries

US DHHS PHE.GOV Site
http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/default.aspx
Links to US Government Resources and Guidance Documents

US DHHS CDC Ebola Information Page
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html
Multiple Guidance Documents for Health Care Providers and Others
Case Definitions
Transportation Information and Guidance
PPE
Fatality Management

US Dpt of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Ebola Information
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

USAID
http://www.usaid.gov
International Response
West Africa Situation Reports

Updates 10/27

HHS Administration for Children and Families has released Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs.

Rx Response Pharmacist Resources for Ebola
http://www.rxresponse.org/during-disasters/ebola-resources

CDC Ebola guidance

October 24th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The CDC offers guidance for EMS systems responding to suspected Ebola cases. – October 1, 2014

Yale Tulane Special Ebola Report Oct 2014

October 3rd, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

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.