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Today, Nov. 7, 2014, thousands of healthcare workers will participate in a large Ebola safety education session in Los Angeles. The CDC protocols for outpatient settings will be demonstrated for the first time, with more than 500 attendees on-site and 2,000 separate groups joining by webcast.
The session will include:
- live demonstration of nurse putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) for triage in outpatient settings
- an explanation of new statewide protocols and up-to-the-minute CDC guidelines for handling Ebola patients
- interviews with healthcare workers, hospital management, and clinicians
CDC’s Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs will join the event. The CDC’s algorithm for Ambulatory Care Evaluation of Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ambulatory-care-evaluation-of-patients-with-possible-ebola.pdf.
The session is co-hosted by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions; Kaiser Permanente; and the Partnership for Quality Care, a national coalition of healthcare providers and workers.
Watch live today from 1p.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET at http://pqc-usa.org/EbolaEduCA/.