COCA Email Updates: January 5, 2015 – January 20, 2015
Available for download: January 20, 2015, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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 – CDC Response to 2014 Ebola in the United States and West Africa
Spaces Still Available!CDC Training Course: Preparing Healthcare Workers to Work in Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Africa
As part of the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering a 3-day introductory training course for licensed clinicians planning to provide medical care in West African healthcare settings to patients with Ebola virus disease. The course takes place at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama and includes a combination of lecture-based training, small group exercises and practical “hands-on” simulations. The course offers 20.5 hours of free continuing education (CME, CNE, CPE and CEUs) for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health-care providers. More than 390 clinicians have already completed the training. Learn more and register today – remaining classes are filling up quickly!
CDC News and Announcements
Each week select science clips are shared with the public health community to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.
Public Health Preparedness
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Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
MMWR publications are prepared by CDC. Electronically Subscribe.
January 16, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. 1 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Early Estimates of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, January 2015
- Improving Burial Practices and Cemetery Management During an Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — Sierra Leone, 2014
- Use of a Nationwide Call Center for Ebola Response and Monitoring During a 3-Day House-to-House Campaign — Sierra Leone, September 2014
- Announcement: Updates to the Overseas Immunization Program for United States–Bound Refugees
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – January 16 (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 – January 20 (US Department of State)
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable. Travel Warnings recommend that Americans avoid or carefully consider the risk of travel to that country. The State Department also issues Travel Warnings when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate, or because of a drawdown of State Department staff.
Food, Drug and Device Safety
MedWatch is your Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
FoodSafety.gov Reports FDA and USDA Food Recalls, Alerts, Reporting & Resources – (HHS/USDA/FDA/CDC/NIH)
Foodsafety.gov lists notices of recalls and alerts from both FDA and USDA. Visitors to the site can report a problem or make inquiries.
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