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Ebola Resources: Hospital Checklist, PPE Guidance, More

With the first U.S. case of Ebola confirmed in September 2014 at a Dallas hospital, federal agencies and other expert sources have made a rich collection of guidance available to help hospitals prepare for and respond to the deadly disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), have released a detailed checklist for hospitals to prepare for the risk of Ebola. The checklist includes practical and specific suggestions to help hospitals and providers detect cases, protect employees, and respond effectively.

Ebola guidance from CDC and other sources include these documents:

About Ebola




Related resources

Social media
HHS agencies, including CDC and ASPR, have made Ebola information available through social media, including Twitter@phegov, @CDCgov, and @CDCEmergency; and Facebook, at Public Health Emergency, CDC, and CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response. Other communications tools include traditional EVD updates: the CDC Health Alert Network and the CDC COCA.

The CDC emergency operations center is available for consultation at 770.488.7100 or The agency says it cannot accept specimens without prior consultation.


CDC-recommended personal protective equipment for respiratory protection

North Carolina Division of Public Health video on donning and doffing of PPE for Ebola isolation units


About the Author

Graziano is senior director of communications for America's Essential Hospitals.

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