February 19, 2015

Practical Guide to Improve Disease Outbreak Communication

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted four online training videos developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine to help emergency department personnel identify, triage and briefly manage patients who might have Ebola. The training is based on CDC's recommended three-step strategy - identify, isolate and inform - for managing possible Ebola cases, but can help prepare ED staff for patients with any highly infectious disease, the authors said. The course was produced by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in collaboration with others. For additional Ebola preparedness resources for hospitals, visit the American Hospital Association's Ebola Web site.