The Impact of High-Level Isolation Units Beyond High-Consequence Pathogen Preparedness

In response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funded 10 Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Centers across the United States. 

Special Pathogens of Concern

.This course facilitates learners to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit and to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. Participants will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses.

Ebola Preparedness Protocols

The Emory Healthcare Ebola website includes the policies, procedures, and tools developed by Emory Healthcare to enable their physicians and staff to deal safely and effectively with various risk categories of patients who could be or are infected with Ebola virus.

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals

This guidance is for healthcare professionals regarding standard, contact, and droplet precautions when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease.