American Nurses Association (ANA)
Tuesday, October 28th / 1:00 pm (ET)
ANA has brought together a panel of health care experts to discuss what every nurse needs to know to be prepared to protect themselves from contracting Ebola while providing quality patient care. This 90-minute webinar will cover topics designed to ensure that you and your organization are ready. Space is limited for this complimentary webinar.
Texas Nurses Association / Texas Organization for Executive Nurses / American Nurses Association
Thursday, October 30th / 1:00 pm (ET)
The state of Texas was thrust into the national spotlight when it treated the first case of Ebola in the U.S. at the end of September. The city of Dallas had to quickly mobilize and determine how to best support all health care workers, hospitals and other care facilities while planning for the real possibility that more patients with Ebola would present themselves. This webinar will highlight what nurses need to know to effectively handle Ebola cases, including chief nursing officer preparation, critical resource mobilization, balanced communications, and practical application of new processes and procedures. Space is limited for this complimentary webinar.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to authorize the emergency use of testing assays in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The FDA provides access to letters of authorization, fact sheets for healthcare providers and patients, and labeling document for each EUA. This website is updated as additional EUA’s are released: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/EmergencySituations/ucm161496.htm#ebola
The EAUs along with additional documents from the FDA can be found in Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: http://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/search/?search=Search&SourceID=128
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is documenting staff efforts in the fight against Ebola through a blog series “Profiles in Courage.” The October 24th entry focuses on two Information Officers (IO) who “compile, collate and verify all the information about the U.S. Government’s Ebola response efforts and the crisis at large.” This blog entry discusses the critical role that information is playing in the response efforts, and describes the work of the two IOs: http://blog.usaid.gov/2014/10/paloma-and-alisha-the-information-gurus-behind-the-u-s-ebola-response/