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Key Travel Lessons Learned from Dr. Mark Kortepeter

2019-08-14T14:41:30+00:00August 14th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

Dr. Mark Kortepeter, Professor of Epidemiology in the University of Nebraska’s College of Public Health and faculty member in the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) returned on January 15, 2019 after a 6-week deployment to Burundi in east Africa. Dr. Kortepeter served as the “Lead for Infection Prevention and Control,” for the [...]

GNYHA and NYC Health + Hospitals to Present Special Pathogen Preparedness Webinar

2019-08-02T11:26:17+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

On August 15, GNYHA and NYC Health + Hospitals (H + H) will co-host a webinar to provide an update on special pathogen outbreaks now occurring internationally and how all hospitals can improve their readiness for potentially infected patients. Presenters will discuss the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other [...]

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern – How the NETEC is Prepared to Help

2019-07-18T19:01:32+00:00July 18th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for Ebola virus disease after a confirmed first case in the DRC’s largest city, Goma - home to more than 2 million people. The National Ebola Training & Education Center has many resources, training, and education opportunities to help develop [...]

Pediatric Ebola Preparedness

2019-06-21T17:54:56+00:00May 20th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

When a large outbreak is occurring, many times there is misinformation about what is occurring, and certain topics are overlooked causing some information to be missed.  Such is the case with children and the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Unprecedented numbers of children are currently being affected by [...]

It’s all about PPE – Essential Safety Tips to Prevent the Spread of Disease

2019-04-01T20:40:27+00:00April 1st, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, PPE, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

No matter where you work in healthcare, on the frontline of an Emergency Department or inside an operating room, the goal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to prevent exposure to harmful pathogens or substances. For those in healthcare and concerned about exposure to pathogens, it means protecting our mucous membranes—our eyes, nose and [...]

New! Just in Time Preparedness Training Videos

2019-04-11T16:20:49+00:00February 6th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, Preparedness, Special Pathogens, Video|

Our Just in Time training (JIT) videos are part of a growing library of topics that are being produced to support preparedness training activities and provide JIT training for all frontline, assessment and treatment facilities in the event you are required to care for a patient suspected or confirmed to be infected with Ebola Virus [...]

Patients Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) 101: Identify, Isolate, and Inform

2019-01-15T14:31:24+00:00January 15th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Infectious Diseases, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

Stopping the spread of infection starts with three simple steps to proactive patient management – Identify, Isolate, and Inform. When implemented quickly, these three activities reduce risk, and they are crucial steps for healthcare workers caring for patients. Learning best practices and assessing and managing placement of individuals suspected to have Ebola virus disease [...]

The NETEC Survival Guide – Preparing for Ebola & Other Special Pathogens

2019-01-14T14:53:38+00:00December 21st, 2018|Ebola, Featured, Infectious Diseases, Special Pathogens|

The world is experiencing viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, including Ebola – so it’s imperative that we have a preparedness plan should individuals infected with these diseases enter your healthcare facility. The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) was developed by three institutions (Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the [...]

NETEC’s Annual Readiness Visit in Spokane, Wash.

2019-01-04T17:38:42+00:00May 19th, 2017|Infectious Diseases, News|

News coverage of NETEC's annual readiness visit with Spokane Sacred Heart Hospital, the Region 10 regional treatment center. KXLY Spokane: Sacred Heart prepares for potential infectious disease threats The Spokesman Review: Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit

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