Containing infectious diseases

High consequence infectious diseases present a serious risk to public health and specifically, healthcare personnel, with infected cases often requiring a high level of care. Containing the spread of infection and managing the resultant cases requires a national and international coordinated response, including rapidly initiating public health prevention and control strategies specific to the mode of transmission.

Application of the Incident Command System to the Hospital Biocontainment Unit Setting

The incident command system, a standard tool for command, control, and coordination in domestic emergencies, is a command structure that may be useful in a biocontainment event. A version of this system, the hospital emergency incident command system, provides an adaptable all-hazards approach in healthcare delivery systems.

4th Annual Infection Control, Sterilization & Decontamination in Healthcare Congress

4th Annual Infection Control, Sterilization & Decontamination in Healthcare Congress will address issues associated with decontaminating process efficacy and infection free hospital environment. The increasing use of antibiotics in medicine prescription around the world is constantly causing bacteria to mutate and become resistant to drugs. Also, every surgical instrument has their own set of procedures for cleaning, as stated by their manufacturer.

Step Care for Ebola/Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Patients: Guidance for International Field Hospitals

This document is intended to help organizations who want to provide care for Ebola virus disease/viral hemorrhagic fever patients determine an appropriate level of medical care that they can provide and anticipate the supplies that may be needed.

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.