In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, discusses Ebola preparedness efforts in Washington State.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Intended Audience

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

Discussion Questions

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.

  1. If you encountered an Ebola-infected person in your workplace, what personal protective equipment would you feel confident in using?
  2. How would we test a suspected Ebola patient in the Northwest?
  3. What is the most effective disease control method for Ebola?


Evaluation of Patients in Ambulatory Care Settings

Cleaning, Disinfection and Waste Disposal

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Legal Considerations

Photograph of Ebola virus.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
Infectious Disease & Immunizations
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills