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Experiences of CDC and Emory Healthcare in managing persons under investigation for Ebola
  • Published Date:
    March 31, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Strategic National Stockpile. ; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.
  • Description:
    Domestic clinical inquiries / Emily Koumans and Henry Wu.

    Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to prepare U.S. healthcare facilities to safely manage persons under investigation (PUI) for Ebola virus disease (Ebola). Prompt diagnostic assessment, laboratory testing, and provision of appropriate care are essential in preventing transmission of Ebola to healthcare workers and other patients. To assist with the evaluation of persons in the U.S. under investigation for Ebola, CDC provides a consultation service to state and local public health officials and healthcare providers. In addition, Emory Healthcare has developed methods for PUI management that combine hospital preparedness with triage and outpatient evaluation. During this COCA Call, participants will learn about components of domestic surveillance that rapidly identify and monitor travelers, assess symptoms, and isolate PUI for Ebola in the U.S. so they receive appropriate medical care.

    At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

    • State the numbers of travelers and persons under investigation for Ebola in the US from August 2014-March 2015

    • Discuss the most common diagnoses for persons under investigation for Ebola

    • Describe the importance for appropriate evaluation of persons under investigation for Ebola in assessment hospitals

    • Compare and contrast different options for evaluation of persons under investigation for Ebola

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