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January 8, 2015

There have been no new Ebola cases confirmed in the U.S. since Oct. 2014. Therefore, the public health response and oversight have moved from the containment phase to monitoring and surveillance by lead agencies. EmCare stands ready to support our partner hospitals and communities. Our physicians and providers are trained and have access to the necessary PPE equipment to support a patient care situation. We continue to monitor and review all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We do not anticipate a major update to the content found on this site unless there is a significant event in the U.S. Thank you for everyone’s vigilance in battling this health crisis.

Update from Dighton Packard, M.D. - October 27, 2014

Ebola Update from Dighton Packard, M.D. - October 17, 2014

Ebola Informational Sites

CDC's Ebola Virus Disease Web Site
This site includes clinical guidance and updates on signs and symptoms, transmission, treatment and other important aspects of EVD.

American College of Emergency Physicians EVD Web Site
Includes links to numerous sites and resources.

American Medical Response Ebola Resources
American Medical Response, the country’s largest emergency medical services provider, has created Web-based resources that include EMS-specific recommendations that your local community, fire department and first responders may find helpful.

Ebola Preparedness and Treatment Protocols

Ebola Response Resources

Emory Healthcare Ebola Preparedness Protocols

CDC's Preparing for Ebola Webinar: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

CDC's Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States

Personal Protective Equipment

World Health Organization Instructions for PPE
The WHO has developed detailed instructions for putting on and taking off personal protective equipment.

Video - Donning Personal Protective Equipment

Video - Removing Personal Protective Equipment

Video - Disposing of Used PPE

Video - Demonstration of the correct steps involved in donning Biological Level C Personal Protective Equipment.

Triage

Video - Managing a Patient Presentation with Possible Ebola Exposure

Patient Entry Point Triage Guidance
Patient entry points include outpatient settings, clinics and emergency departments.

CDC's Algorithm for Evaluation of the Returned Traveler