AANP continues to closely monitor the national Ebola situation. Through daily emails and continuous web updates, AANP is providing members with important educational resources on Ebola, its signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, sequencing for putting on protective equipment, and other topics. We are also keeping our members apprised of the latest CDC Health Alert Network advisories and breaking news. The safety and welfare of NPs, other health care providers and the patients we serve are top priorities for AANP. We urge all providers to remain vigilant and adhere strictly to CDC protocols in order to effectively prevent infection and control the spread of Ebola.
Ebola Virus Disease ToolsA recording of the CDC HHS call Preparing America's Nurses to Safely Care for a Patient with Ebola is available by calling 800.810.4695 and using Passcode 6429111. We expect it to be available until mid-November.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website provides information and resources about Ebola for clinicians and patients. Please follow the CDC links below.
- Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommmendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
- Ebola Virus
- Signs and Symptoms
- Early Recognition is Critical
- Algorithm for Evaluation of the Returned Traveler (PDF)
- Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (PDF)
- EVD Information for Clinicians in U.S. Healthcare Settings
- Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola - October 20, 2014
- Infographics and Illustrations
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- National Call: Preparing America’s Nurses to Safely Care for a Patient with Ebola (Recording) - October 16, 2014
- We fear Ebola, but we should fear influenza [Commentary] - Baltimore Sun, October 5, 2014