Let’s Not Forget About the Kids

2019-05-20T18:14:03+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 [...]

Going Global for Biopreparedness

2019-04-16T16:28:11+00:00May 7th, 2018|Featured, News, Preparedness|

Infectious Diseases Division reports on High-Level Isolation Workshop Preparedness for outbreaks of infectious diseases is a critical, global issue, and several physicians from the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and other team members from the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit organized and participated in the International Workshop on High-Level Isolation in late April. Read more. [...]

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