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Ebola Resources

Ebola Resources for Physicians

updated: 14 November, 2014

Understanding Ebola

Ebola basics External Link: JAMA
Case definition of Ebola External Link
What you need to know about Ebola PDF FIle: CDC fact sheet
Clinician primer on Ebola External Link: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal
Special Ebola edition External Link of the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal, which includes a primer for clinicians as well as medical, legal and public health considerations
Visual snapshot of the Ebola outbreak External Link: JAMA
Review of human-to-human transmission of Ebola External Link
Public health in the age of Ebola External Link: JAMA Internal Medicine Viewpoint
Ebola in Africa and international treatment External Link: New England Journal of Medicine articles and perspectives

Preparing your hospital or practice

Health care professional checklist PDF FIle
Hospital checklist PDF FIle
Preparedness considerations for outpatient care settings PDF FIleExternal Link
Ebola preparedness for the U.S. health care system External Link: Archived webinar
Is the United States prepared for Ebola?: JAMA Viewpoint
How to prepare your health care system External Link: Audio recording
What U.S. hospitals can learn from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center PDF FIle: CDC presentation
Ebola and children—What pediatric health care professionals need to know: JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint

Screening and diagnosing Ebola

Screening guidelines for emergency departments PDF FIle
Screening guidelines for outpatient settings PDF FIle
Evaluating patients for Ebola PDF FIle
Evaluation and management of Ebola for emergency departments PDF FIle
Algorithm for evaluating returning travelers PDF FIle
Clinical presentation and course External Link
Specimen collection, transport and testing External Link: Interim CDC guidance

Treating patients

What should and should not be done for patients who may have Ebola External Link
New personal protective equipment tightened guidance External Link
Lessons learned from treating U.S. Ebola patients External Link: Emory Healthcare video
Recommendations for hospitalized patients External Link: Infection prevention and control
How to safely perform acute hemodialysis for Ebola patients External Link
How to manage Ebola-associated waste External Link

Handling travel and infection

Algorithm for evaluating returning travelers PDF FIle
Monitoring people potentially exposed to Ebola and evaluating intended travel External Link: CDC interim guidance
Managing in-flight medical events PDF FIle: Guidance from the Aerospace Medical Association
Air medical transport for patients with Ebola External Link: Guidance from the CDC

Getting the latest news and resources

Learn about upcoming webinars and calls for physicians:

Recent AMA Wire coverage:

For additional resources and information, visit the CDC's Ebola Web page for health care workers External Link.



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