PHE.gov Ebola Presentations

November 4th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

Two slide sets on Ebola now available at the bottom of this PHE.Gov site.

Regroup Resources

November 4th, 2014 in Homeland Security, Public Health

Regroup published 4 free webinar recordings covering best practices in many critical areas, including how to prepare for an active shooter event, severe weather preparedness and emergency communications.
Also available online is Regroup’s 2013 Active Shooter Report.

Campus Safety App

November 4th, 2014 in In the News, Public Health

Brown U, SUNY Oswego adopt app “Rave Guardian” for campus safety. read more.

HSDL Critical Releases for October 29, 2014

November 3rd, 2014 in Ebola, Homeland Security, Public Health

Every two weeks, the Homeland Security Digital Library identifies a targeted collection of recently-released documents of particular interest or potential importance.
https://www.hsdl.org/?collection&type=cr

MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit

October 30th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The 2014 edition of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Hospital Evacuation Toolkit is available online here. This resource was developed by the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program in collaboration with the MDPH Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management.

International Society for Infectious Diseases offers CDC Ebola Safety Training Travel Grants

October 30th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The International Society for Infectious Diseases is offering travel grants to individuals attending the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola safety training courses being held in Anniston, Alabama. Licensed clinicians that have been admitted to the class and have plans to deploy to West Africa are eligible. Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis and distributed until funds are depleted. For more information and to apply for funds, visit the following links:
ISID travel grant application page
CDC training course information page
Deadline: Open until funds are depleted

Army Involvement in Ebola Response Communications Infrastructure

October 30th, 2014 in Uncategorized

In this article, Kevin McCaney of DefenseSystems.com discusses how the Army is providing a communications backbone for Ebola response organizations.

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.