As news regarding Ebola continues to create headlines, health organizations nationwide are working to keep health care professionals up-to-date on the virus and how to treat patients who become infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released this flow chart for ambulatory care evaluation of potential Ebola patients, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) response team suggests the use of a tracking log to keep a record of health care staff who enter a patient’s room.
Last month, DHS announced the designation of four hospitals to specifically care for patients infected with Ebola. DHS also began posting weekly situation reports on the state’s Ebola preparedness and Ebola response webcasts on its website, as well as setting up a 24-hour telephone helpline 844.684.1064 for Wisconsin residents.
Click here for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Ebola resource page with current and relevant information from the DHS, World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others about the virus, its symptoms and how it spreads. This web page is updated regularly.
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