Patient safety tool: CDC videos on Ebola preparedness in the ED

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Johns Hopkins Medicine, has released four web-based training modules on Ebola preparedness in the emergency department.

The four-video series prepares healthcare workers to identify, triage and manage the care of patients who may have Ebola. However, the tool can also help prepare ED staff to manage other highly infectious diseases.

"In the last several years, our world has witnessed outbreaks of coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome and novel influenza viruses, such as H1N1, and most recently Ebola," said Lisa Maragakis, director of hospital epidemiology and infection control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. "These modules provide tools and resources that emergency department staff can reference when preparing to care for patients with any highly infectious disease."

Access the training videos on the CDC's YouTube channel here.

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