Tuesday, August 5 COCA call to focus on Ebola preparation

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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 

Time:  2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time) 

888-809-8972 (U.S. Callers)
517-319-9299 (International Callers)
Passcode: 1075122

Overview: 

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

Presenter(s):  

Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH
Epidemiologist
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

 

For additional information and to access call recordings (audio and transcript), which will be available a few days after the live call, please visit the call webpage at http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_080514.asp

If you have questions or trouble accessing this COCA Call, please e-mail coca@cdc.gov