The Ebola Crisis: resources for healthcare workers

October 17th, 2014

In light of the potential threat posed to our nation’s healthcare workers by the Ebola virus, NUHW has sent information requests to employers, demanding to know the policies and procedures they have in place, and the safety precautions and training they are providing for their employees. The situation calls for a comprehensive response; all healthcare workers are potentially at risk.

Below is a list of resources for healthcare workers related to the evaluation and treatment of patients suspected or infected with Ebola.

Center for Disease Control
Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals (recommendations with a focus on hospital settings)

Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus (applicable to housekeeping staff in healthcare settings)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Health and Safety Topics: Ebola

Cal OSHA guidelines

World Health Organization
Protective Measures for Medical Staff (visual guides on how to put on protective equipment)

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (for care of patients in healthcare settings, with a focus on Ebola)

New York Times
How Hospital Workers Are Supposed to Treat Ebola Safety (infographics and text)

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Top 10 questions about Ebola (question no. 10: how health workers can protect themselves from infection)