Duke, peers prepare as Ebola outbreak evolves

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As the international community continues to grapple with the numerous challenges associated with the evolving Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the isolated instances in which patients with Ebola have been treated in the U.S. have heightened the need for all hospitals and health systems to be prepared to treat a patient thought to have a significant risk of infection with, or exposure to, Ebola virus. (More…)

​Video: Screening Patients for the Ebola Virus

This video walks through the careful process of how clinic, emergergeny room and front line staff should evaluate each patient for Ebola, and the path that must be followed if a patient does screen positive.

 

Update: WHO officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission on October 20.

 

In this video, Cameron Wolfe, MD, of the Duke Preparedness and Response Center, walks through the careful process of how clinic, emergency room and front line staff should evaluate each patient for Ebola, and the path that must be followed if a patient does screen positive. Watch this video on the Duke Medicine Intranet. 

**Please note that in order to view this video, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.

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Providers: Watch the Ebola Virus/DUHS Response Information Session

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Duke University Health System leadership hosted an Ebola information session for physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other APPs. DUHS infectious disease experts reviewed the our infection control system and plans in place to effectively screen patients, as well as the steps being taken to mitigate potential risks to our health care teams, patients and visitors should an Ebola patient require our care. Watch a recording of this session on the Duke Medicine Intranet.

**Please note that in order to view this video, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.

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University Employees: Ebola Questions Addressed at Wed. Info Session

With the intense national and local attention surrounding the Ebola virus, many questions have emerged on campus about international travel and how Duke is preparing for the remote possibility of an Ebola patient in its health care facilities.

During a special information session on Wednesday, Duke’s medical experts will help address those questions, share updated information about the Ebola virus and discuss plans to help ensure the safety of patients, students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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Update on Ebola plans and policies

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and subsequent cases in Dallas have precipitated a significant amount of activity across Duke University and Duke Medicine. We are writing today to update you on the plans and policies that are being put in place to address any potential cases of Ebola, to reduce the risks for our students, patients, faculty, staff, and visitors, and to apply Duke’s expertise and resources to this urgent public health crisis. (More…)

Employees: Recording of Duke Raleigh’s Ebola Info Session

Luke Chen, MD, and David Zaas, MD, present during the Ebola Information Session held in Duke Raleigh Hospital on October 20.

Luke Chen, MD, and David Zaas, MD, present during the Ebola Information Session held in Duke Raleigh Hospital on October 20.

During this session, held October 20, at Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Health System infectious disease experts shared the latest information regarding the virus, including the experience gleaned from caring for patients in West Africa, and the U.S. response to date. Importantly, leadership also reviewed the DUHS infection control system and plans in place to effectively screen patients, as well as the steps being taken to mitigate potential risks to our health care teams, patients and visitors should an Ebola patient require our care. Watch a recording of this information session.

**Please note that in order to view the video, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.

Providers: Information Session on Ebola Virus/DUHS Response

Given the intense national and local attention surrounding the Ebola Virus outbreak in Africa and, more recently, in this country, Duke University Health System leadership will be hosting an Ebola information session for physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other APP’s.

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For DUHS Employees: Update regarding DUHS’ Ebola Preparedness

Duke has a comprehensive infection control plan in place that has been developed with input from representatives across the organization. These plans have been under development since patients first arrived in the United States in July and have been continually adapted as new information emerges –  a process that will continue.

Read more on the Duke Medicine intranet.

**Please note that in order to view the link, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.

Employees: Ebola Info Session at Duke Regional Hospital

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Cameron Wolfe, MD, presents during the Ebola Information Session held in Duke Regional Hospital on October 17.

During this session, held October 17, at Duke Regional Hospital, Duke University Health System infectious disease experts shared the latest information regarding the virus, including the experience gleaned from caring for patients in West Africa, and the U.S. response to date. Importantly, leadership also reviewed the DUHS infection control system and plans in place to effectively screen patients, as well as the steps being taken to mitigate potential risks to our health care teams, patients and visitors should an Ebola patient require our care. Watch a recording of this information session.

**Please note that in order to view this video, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.

Employees: Recording of the DUH Ebola Info Session

Cameron Wolfe, MD, presents during the Ebola Information Session held in Duke University Hospital on October 17.

Cameron Wolfe, MD, presents during the Ebola Information Session held in Duke University Hospital on October 17.

During this session, Duke University Health System infectious disease experts shared the latest information regarding the virus, including the experience gleaned from caring for patients in West Africa, and the U.S. response to date. Importantly, leadership also reviewed the DUHS infection control system and plans in place to effectively screen patients, as well as the steps being taken to mitigate potential risks to our health care teams, patients and visitors should an Ebola patient require our care. Watch a recording of this information session.

**Please note that in order to view this video, you must be on the Duke Medicine Network as well as signed in using your Duke NetID and password.