COCA Email Updates: December 8 – December 15, 2014
Available for download: December 15, 2014, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Upcoming COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Monday, December 15, 2014
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (EDT)
Dial In Number:888-972-6898 (U.S. Callers); 630-395-0194 (International Callers)
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.
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (EDT)
Dial In Number:800-621-8495 (U.S. Callers); 517-308-9286 (International Callers)
Viral suppression is the goal of HIV medical care. Yet, in 2011, only 40% of people living with HIV received HIV medical care and only 30% achieved viral suppression. Many persons living with HIV are not in medical care or are undiagnosed. When patients with HIV are in medical care, they are more likely to be prescribed antiretroviral medications, achieve viral suppression, and have a normal lifespan. Clinicians play a critical role in helping their patients move through the HIV care continuum by influencing the likelihood of patients engaging in medical care. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about current strategies to engage patients in HIV testing, counseling and medical care.
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, CECH, and AAVSB/RACE) are available for most calls. More information about free CE.
CDC Emergency Response – 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
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November 21, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 49 Download .pdf document of this issue
- State Laws Prohibiting Sales to Minors and Indoor Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems — United States, November 2014
- Estimated Influenza Illnesses and Hospitalizations Averted by Vaccination — United States, 2013–14 Influenza Season
- Airport Exit and Entry Screening for Ebola — August–November 10, 2014
- Ebola Virus Disease in Health Care Workers — Sierra Leone, 2014
- Rapid Assessment of Ebola Infection Prevention and Control Needs — Six Districts, Sierra Leone, October 2014
- Clinical Inquiries Regarding Ebola Virus Disease Received by CDC — United States, July 9–November 15, 2014
- Announcement: Updated Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – December 6 (CDC)
Flu View is a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by CDC Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as CDC receives more reports.
Health care providers play an important role during flu season. The following guidance and information will assist health care providers and service organizations to plan and respond to seasonal flu.
Current Travel Warnings - December 11 (US Department of State)
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