Resources & References
Resources & References
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Resources and References for Frontline Facilities by Subject
See the NETEC Outbreak Map of CDC and WHO data.
Go to the NETEC News Page for:
- Georgia Department of Public Health Travel Assistance
- CDC Travel Health Notices
- WHO Disease and Outbreak News
Find additional resources in the items to the right and the links below.
- Identification of acutely sick people and facial cues of sickness (link to right)
- CDC Chain of Infection
- NNDSS Surveillance Case Definitions for Current and Historical Conditions
- CDC Current Outbreak List: http://www.cdc.gov/outbreaks/
- CDC Health Alert Network (HAN): http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/hantable.asp
- CDC PPE Guidance for Ebola: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/index.html
- CDC PPE Guidance for MERS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/infection-prevention-control.html
- OSHA Standards for MERS: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/mers/control_prevention.html
- CDC PPE calculator (link to right).
- Visit the full series of CDC Donning and Doffing Videos for Ebola to the right, or view specific shorter Donning and Doffing Videos for Ebola below.
General PPE Guidance:
This is the general guidance on personal protective equipment from NIOSH/NPPTL, not specific to Ebola or special pathogens: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html
This is the guidance on PPE for Ebolafrom the CDC used throughout our presentations: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/guidance.html
Information on the AAMI Levels of garment protection: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html
Information on the limits of protection due to differences in surface tension in water versus body fluids: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/PPEInfo/Standards/Info/ANSI/AAMIPB70Class4
Face Masks, Face Shields, N95’s and PAPRs:
- “Facemasks may be labeled as surgical, laser, isolation, dental, or medical procedure masks and are cleared by the FDA for marketing. They may come with or without a face shield. Facemasks do not seal tightly to the wearer's face, do not provide the wearer with a reliable level of protection from inhaling smaller airborne particles, and are not considered respiratory protection.” (FDA, Masks and N95 Respirators) See resource below.
- More on face masks, their levels and a guide to selection – The Respiratory Protection Information Trusted Source - Types of Respiratory Protection CDC; and the FDA N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, Face Masks, and Barrier Face Coverings.
- OSHA N95 Seal Check: User Seal Check Procedures
- Glove sanitizing: Pengfei Gao, Matthew Horvatin, George Niezgoda, Robyn Weible & Ronald Shaffer (2016) "Effect of multiple alcohol-based hand rub applications on the tensile properties of thirteen brands of medical exam nitrile and latex gloves," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 13:12, 905-914, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2016.1191640 (See link above).
Treatment & Care
- WHO Ebola Virus Disease Manual.
- CDC Guidance on Cleaning: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/cleaning/hospitals.html
- CDC Guidance for Ebola waste:https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/cleaning/waste-management.html
- Survivability of Ebola in medical waste: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/cleaning/ebola-virus-survivability.html
- Validation of Autoclave Protocols for Successful Decontamination of Category A Medical Waste Generated from Care of Patients with Serious Communicable Diseases. Article.
- Summary of new full guide, which supersedes the interim version published Jan 2017: Managing Solid Waste Contaminated with a Category A Infectious Substance.
- Are you preparing suspected Ebola contaminated waste for transportation? Poster
Disinfectants for Use against the Ebola Virus:
- EPA's registered antimicrobial products list.
- CDC notes on monitoring and moment of individuals exposed to Ebola (2014-2016 guidance): https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/exposure/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html
- CDC Ebola risk classifications: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/exposure/risk-factors-when-evaluating-person-for-exposure.html
- CDC monitoring and movement guidance on for MERS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/hcp/monitoring-movement-guidance.html
Hospital Preparedness Performance Metrics:
- ASPR Implementation Guidance for Ebola Preparedness Measures: Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Measure Manual: Implementation Guidance for Ebola Preparedness Measures (May 2017) (PDF - see link above).
- NETEC Exercise Templates by facility type (Tabletop, full scale, and drills)
The exercise templates below include all content and materials related to identifying, assessing, treating, managing, transporting and transferring high risk patients, which are fully customizable, approved by ASPR and the CDC, and based on the HSEEP model, specifically aimed for Frontline Facilities.
See the Beginners Guide above to get started. This is a guide for individuals who are new to exercise development and evaluation or those who need a refresher on exercise basics. The NETEC Exercise Design Templates directly map to and support the ASPR Ebola Preparedness 2017 Hospital Preparedness Program Measurement Implementation Guidance.
Transport & Testing
- CDC Guidance for Interfacility Transport for a person under investigation or patient with confirmed Ebola: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/emergency-services/interfacility-transport.html
- CDC Guidance for patient handoff: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/emergency-services/patient-handoff.html
- CDC Guidance for air-to-ground handoff: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/emergency-services/air-ground-patient-handoff.html
- CDC guidance for ambulance decontamination: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/emergency-services/ambulance-decontamination.html
All hazards EMS guidance:
- EMS Infectious Disease Playbook.
- CDC Guidance for Collection, Transport and Submission of Specimens for Ebola Virus Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/laboratory-personnel/specimens.html
- CDC Guidance for frontline labs: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/preparing/frontline-healthcare-facilities.html
- APHL Laboratory Risk Assessment Best Practices Templates (PDF).
- APHL Public Health Laboratory Risk Assessment Template for EBV (PDF).
- APHL Biosafety Checklist (PDF).
- WHO - Guidelines for the Safe Transport of Infectious Substances: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240019720
- APHL Packaging and Shipping Toolkit: https://www.aphl.org/programs/infectious_disease/Pages/ID-Packaging-and-Shipping-Toolkit.aspx
- CDC - Packing and Shipping Dangerous Goods: What the Laboratory Staff Must Know (CEU online course): https://www.cdc.gov/labtraining/training-courses/packing-shipping-division-6.2-materials.html
- CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Training Site: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/
NETEC online courses: https://courses.netec.org/
NETEC skills videos and the Just-in-Time training page: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/netec-education/justintime
- CDC MERS Healthcare Provider readiness checklist: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/preparedness/checklist-provider-preparedness.html
- CDC MERS Healthcare Facility readiness checklist: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/preparedness/checklist-facility-preparedness.html
- NYC NYCHH Frontline Hospital Planning Guide: Special Pathogens Playbook (PDF).
- NETEC Leadership Toolbox: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/leadership
- For links to your Regional Resources, go to the Regional Resource Map: https://netec.org/regional-resource-map/.