Over 5,000 Healthcare Workers Participate In Ebola Education Session

So we’re prepared to protect our patients, families and communities


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Thousands of healthcare workers representing dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions attended an Ebola educational session at the Javits Center on October 21st that featured Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Greater New York Hospital Association and New York City-area infection control experts who provided a comprehensive program on caring for potential Ebola patients in the safest manner possible, including a hands-on demonstration of wearing and removing personal protective equipment. The event, which was also watched by thousands nationally via webcast, complemented the hands-on, facility based trainings taking place at hospitals in New York and throughout the country. Read Press Release





Watch the entire Ebola Education Session event:

As healthcare workers, we are the first line of defense in detecting and responding to possible Ebola cases. Now that Ebola has traveled to the U.S., we must ensure that we are fully informed about the nature of the disease, its symptoms, and how to effectively safeguard the safety of patients and staff.

CDC Fact Sheet | CDC Powerpoint | NYCOSH Fact Sheet | More information for healthcare workers from the CDC


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commented 2016-02-11 07:56:57 -0500 · Flag
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commented 2014-10-25 16:05:27 -0400 · Flag
URGENT EBOLA PPE feedback

Hello I was watching PPE advice for health workers here – http://www.businessinsider.com.au/nyc-is-protecting-nurses-treating-ebola-2014-10

As an ex trained health worker in Australia I can see some potential flaws in technique which need to be addressed or at least thought about and rejected – please help distribute to appropriate powers -

Number 1 – Nurse / Doctor is left at the end standing on a potentially contaminated floor from the initial layer of foot PPE – she is standing in her shoes about to walk out of the room and did not clean sole – consider some kind of shoe dip in disinfectant before leaving room

Number 2 – Consider use of scissors to remove gown if difficulty rather than potentially contaminating observer

Number 3 – Consider a second bin that can be sealed for visually contaminated garments to put in bin – sealing prior to removal of face mask in case of virus on the wind

Number 4 – Consider cleaning of chairs and floors where carer has been sitting with dirty PPE during removal process – vital before next care enters room and suits up
commented 2014-10-22 23:56:12 -0400 · Flag
That 1st chair was not exterminated. The next person to sit in that chair is going to be hurt.
commented 2014-10-22 17:23:42 -0400 · Flag
A LOT OF MONEY, A LOT OF TIME, NEED EXTRA HELP, AND EXTRA MERCHANDISE, AND EXTRA LAUNDRY. EXTRA ROOM, EXTRA CHAIRS, IT TAKES A PERSON MORE THAN 20 MINUTES TO PUT ON THE EBOLA OUTFIT. I REALLY DOUBT IT IF DOCTORS OR NURSES ARE GOING TO FOLLOW IT COMPLETELY. DOCTORS NOW A DAYS ARE LEAVING SURGICAL EQUIPMENT ON THE PATIENT’S BODY. OR GETTING CONFUSED WHICH ORGAN TO TAKE OUT, THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT. HOSPITALS ARE LAYING OFF NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE LEAVING THE HOSPITALS. NURSES ARE OVER WORKED. NURSES ARE FIGHTING WITHIN THEMSELVES. MANAGEMENT ARE STEALING. HOSPITALS ARE CLOSING!!!! HOSPITALS ARE A DISASTER WITHIN THEMSELVES.