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EMS and Ebola: Field Experience with Transporting Patients

Date:Monday, December 15, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Drew E. Dawson
Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
US Department of Transportation
Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH
Director
Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
John J. Lowe, PhD
Associate Director of Research
Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit
University of Nebraska Medical Center
P.J. Schenarts, MD, FACS
Professor & Vice Chairman of Surgery
Chief of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Medical Director, Omaha Fire EMS

Overview

Healthcare systems across the United States are actively preparing to treat patients with Ebola. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play an important role in the identification, assessment, and transportation of suspected or confirmed patients with Ebola. As designated treatment facilities, Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received patients with confirmed Ebola. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the field experiences of EMS personnel in the two jurisdictions and discuss unique planning considerations for EMS.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Discuss the unique field experiences of EMS personnel in two jurisdictions who transported patients with Ebola.
  • Describe training, equipment, policy, and procedural considerations related to Ebola for EMS personnel.
  • Identify partners to include in planning for the transport of patients suspected or confirmed to have Ebola.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 12/15/14: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 12/15/14
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

Accreditation Statements

CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

IACET CEU:The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

CPE:Image of acpe logo.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 Contact Hour in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-189-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-14-189-H04-P course category.

This program is knowledge based.

AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE Program at race@aavsb.org if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE:In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

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