Ebola Educational Session, New York City

The outbreak of Ebola in 2014 is the largest in history, primarily affecting countries in West Africa. In the United States, one imported case and related local cases have been reported among healthcare workers.  The Healthcare Education Project and the Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) held an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers, both clinical and non-clinical, at the Javits Center in New York City on October 21, 2014. This event was attended by over 5,000 healthcare workers and streamed live to healthcare workers around the country. It was organized in cooperation with the federal Centers for Disease Control which has been taking active measures to prevent any further spread of Ebola in the United States. The entire event including a demonstration of the use of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers may be watched here. For up-to-date information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/ and New York State Dept of Health at http://www.health.ny.gov/

Download a brochure on how to evaluate and treat high-risk patients while ensuring the safety of the healthcare team. It also has basic information on the Ebola disease, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are exposed to it.