Ebola Virus Disease Education Webinar Series Next Week

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Ebola Virus Disease Education Webinar Series Next Week

ANA is hosting a 2-part Ebola Virus Disease education webinar series next week.  The webinars are complimentary and specifics as well as registration information is listed below. 
Webinar #1:   Title:  Ebola Preparation and Response:  What every nurses needs to know
Date:  Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Target Audience:  Nurse Leaders, clinical staff nurses, primary care nurses
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The Ebola virus presents unique challenges to the U.S. health care system. Preparedness across the spectrum of care, whether a specialized clinical setting, community hospital or primary care setting, is key to effectively treating patients and protecting nurses.

ANA has brought together a panel of health care experts from CDC, Emory University Hospital and Midland Memorial Hospital to discuss what every nurse needs to know to be prepared to protect themselves from contracting Ebola while providing quality patient care.

This 90-minute webinar will cover topics designed to ensure that you and your organization are ready, including how to:

  • Develop an Ebola preparedness and response plan for a community hospital. Hear from Robert L. Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, vice president and CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital, on best practices for creating a realistic and functional preparedness plan.
  • Establish a specialty care unit for successfully protecting staff and treating patients with Ebola.
  • Screen and identify Ebola patients in primary care settings using best practices.
  • Protect yourself and minimize risk through appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and containment processes.
  • Put into action the latest developments and revised CDC guidelines on how to successfully treat Ebola while protecting nurses and other health care professionals.

Webinar #2:  Lessons Learned from Texas: How You Can Help With the Ebola Threat
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Target Audience:  Nurse Leaders, clinical staff nurses, primary care nurses
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The state of Texas was thrust into the national spotlight when it treated the first case of Ebola in the U.S. at the end of September. The city of Dallas had to quickly mobilize and determine how to best support all health care workers, hospitals and other care facilities while planning for the real possibility that more patients with Ebola would present themselves.

This webinar will highlight what nurses need to know to effectively handle Ebola cases, including chief nursing officer preparation, critical resource mobilization, balanced communications, and practical application of new processes and procedures. During this 90-minute webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the key signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus versus other common infectious diseases.
  • Protect yourself by using your clinical judgment and the best evidence related to pathogen isolation precautions and personal protective equipment.
  • Prepare your organization by working across disciplines.
  • Communicate and insist on appropriate infectious disease protocols in the event you believe any patient creates a significant public health risk.
  • Examine workflows in clinics and emergency departments related to capturing patients’ foreign travel history. 
  • Utilize electronic health records (EHRs) and the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems within EHRs to trigger high-alert protocols as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Find and share valid information on the Ebola virus, its treatment and prevention from reliable sources, including the CDC, state and local public health entities, and your professional associations. This webinar will highlight lessons learned from the Texas experience including chief nursing officer preparation and experience with Ebola, critical resources, and practical application.  Lessons specific to workflow and documentation will be shared.