In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, discusses Ebola preparedness efforts in Washington State.
- Describe the current Ebola epidemic globally as well as the impacts on Washington State.
- Describe the public health preparedness efforts for Ebola in Washington State.
- List the currently recommended infection control practices for preventing the spread of Ebola.
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; emergency preparedness staff; hospital workers and clinicians
Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, Washington State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases and Deputy Health Officer
These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.
- If you encountered an Ebola-infected person in your workplace, what personal protective equipment would you feel confident in using?
- How would we test a suspected Ebola patient in the Northwest?
- What is the most effective disease control method for Ebola?
Evaluation of Patients in Ambulatory Care Settings
- CDC: Identify, Isolate, Inform: Ambulatory Care Evaluation of Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease [PDF]
Cleaning, Disinfection and Waste Disposal
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus
- EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against the Ebola Virus
- OSHA: Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces [PDF]
- WA DOH: Safe handling of possibly Ebola-contaminated wastewater when serving a medical facility [PDF]
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- CDC: Example of Safe Donning and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- CDC: Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)
- CDC: Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals [Interactive Training]
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- WSHA: HIPAA, Washington State Health Laws, and Ebola: What Front-Line Health Care Workers Need to Know