>SJRHEM – Ebola Resource

This post will be updated with the most up to date advice for SJRHEM Staff (Updated December 2nd 2014)

Please visit the Horizon Ebola Resources for the most up to date local guidelines: Skyline  (requires ROAM login if offsite)

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According to the World Health Organization, there are 16,911 confirmed cases of Ebola worldwide since the outbreak began in March 2014. Most of the cases have been isolated to regions in West Africa; mainly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. To put it in perspective, the land mass of these three countries within the huge continent of Africa equates to just under 430,000 square kilometres, slightly larger than Newfoundland.

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Horizon Ebola Triage Tool

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NB Health Screening Tool

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NB EVD Patient Disposition Tool

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Please review this wonderful podcast on Ebola from Dr. Howard Ovens, an emergency physician in Toronto who worked through the SARS crisis. This is one of the most common sense approaches that I have come across. HERE

Public Health Association of Canada PHAC Ebola site – This is the link to the Public Health Association of Canada PHAC Ebola site, which is well organized with good general information.

Ebola Clinical Care Guidelines – This is the link to the Ebola Clinical Care Guidelines, which were developed jointly by CAEP, Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada. It is a more detailed document to read but there is a table of contents to take you to the area of interest quickly.

Medscape Ebola (Medical News Format) – Easy read site.

The WHO site for Ebola – This is the link for the WHO site for Ebola.If you scroll down on the right hand side you will see the situation reports which will outline the disease activity in the affected countries. There is a lot of great general information on the site but it will take some time to read. Some of the documents are long pdfs.

The ACEP website http://www.acep.org/ebola/
Theses sites are recommend  as a last resort because they are overloaded with information and the Canadian PHAC site (link above) gives much of the same messages in an accurate but abbreviated form.

 

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