CDC Guidance Information
The 2014 Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic is the largest on record. The vast majority of Ebola cases have occurred in West Africa although there have been a few cases in the United States, primarily among healthcare workers. In the case of a suspected case of Ebola the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides resources for healthcare workers about up to date information regarding Ebola. Please visit the CDC’s website to learn about patient evaluation, diagnosis, laboratory specimen collection, transport and other topics. Find the CDC’s updated guidance online regarding personal protective equipment for U.S. healthcare workers working with Ebola patients.
Indian Health Service Communications
The Indian Health Service Office of Clinical and Preventative Services and the CDC presented a series of webinars regarding Ebola. Links to the individual webinars presented in October and November 2014 are listed below.
|Ebola Update Follow-Up|
|Ebola Update #3|
|Ebola Update #4|
|Ebola Update #5|
|Ebola Update #6: Status Update and Chat Responses|
Protocols for Outpatient Settings
An archived webinar available online from the Partnership for Quality Care addressed personal protective equipment guidelines, statewide and CDC protocols, as well as interviews with health care workers and hospital management.
UIHO Local Health Authorities Websites
Additionally, the Urban Indian Health Institute also has links from our national map to state and local health departments for each Urban Indian Health Organization. All suspected cases of Ebola should be reported to the CDC.