What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease


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Course Description

This course is provided by the CDC and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

The Ebola virus disease (or Ebola hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in West Africa increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease were medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital. During this archived webinar, clinicians receives updates on the status of the outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities should take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.


Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH


Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC

David Kuhar, MD

Medical Officer

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC                                                                                                 

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Target Audience

This course is designed for Allied Health Professionals, Environmental Health Professionals, Nurses, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Communicable Disease Staff, and Emergency Responders / Receivers.

Learning Objectives

None listed

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 3A.5 (Tier 1): Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters)
  2. 6A.6 (Tier 1): Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services 

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities:

Mass Care

  1. Function 2: Determine mass care needs of the impacted population
  2. Function 4: Monitor mass care population health

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

  1. Function 3: Implement non-pharmaceutical interventions
  2. Function 4: Monitor non-pharmaceutical interventions

Responder Safety and Health

  1. Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks
  2. Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs



Credit /CEU

None available


1 hr.


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