***Webinar: Ebola Preparedness and Response: What Every Nurse Needs to Know!***
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.
*** Webinar: Lessons Learned From Texas: How You Can Help With the Ebola Threat***
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.
***FDA 2014 Ebola Virus Emergency Use Authorizations for Testing Assays***
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.
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
***Information Specialists Vital to the Ebola Effort*** 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.
***Add your Logo to APHA Tools***
Sharing information with the public is important in the Ebola response efforts. The American Public Health Association (APHA) has created a “Get Ready” Ebola Fact Sheet that covers what the disease is, how it is spread, and the risk to the general public in the United States. To personalize the fact sheet, you can add your logo by following instructions provided for both Word and Adobe Acrobat versions.
Ebola PDF file: http://getreadyforflu.org/facts/EbolaFactsGetReadyAPHA.pdf
Ebola Word file: http://getreadyforflu.org/facts/EbolaFactsGetReadyAPHA.doc
***Interview with Dr. Frieden on Ebola 2014 Outbreak***
Journal of the American Medical Association
October 23, 2014
This is an interview by Howard Bauchner, MD, executive editor of JAMA, with Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the CDC, about managing Ebola in the United States and West Africa.
***Did You Miss?***
Items posted recently to the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv on Ebola information resources:
Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs
Office of the Administration for Children and Families: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/ebola-planning-considerations
Managing your fear about Ebola
American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/ebola-fear.aspx
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/All-New-Products/SMA14-4886
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
***Health Information Compilation of Ebola Materials***
We are continuing to add the latest Ebola health information documents to the Disaster Lit Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. In the last week we have added over 65 documents dealing with a variety of topics and formats, including guidance documents, Q&A’s, resources for airline employees, isolation and quarantine, and more.