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Webinar: Ebola Preparedness for Emergency Medical Services
October 22, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASPR and CDC staff will discuss the Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights activities that EMS agencies and systems should consider to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases. This checklist is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for EMS agencies to review in preparation for a person under investigation for Ebola. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure agencies are able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately.
Additionally, CDC collaborated with staff and representatives from the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) to develop Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Systems and 911 PSAPs. FICEMS staff will discuss this guidance, intended for use by managers to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe and by individual providers to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe. The purpose of this webinar is to further explain these documents and address any questions that you may have. Staff from several FICEMS member agencies will field questions.
Access this webinar via the following call-in and URL information:
Conference number: PW9051596
Audience passcode: 1552858
Toll-Free Number: 888-325-0345
Participants can join the event directly at:
Please note: A recording and transcript will be made available and placed on http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ems-call.aspx.
Please note that we will ONLY be taking live questions via the webinar Q&A feature during this event. Due to the expected high volume of questions, we will not be able to address all questions during the call.In an effort to maximize availability of call-in lines, please consider joining this webinar with multiple colleagues on one computer. The Department of Health and Human Services is making every attempt to ensure that an adequate number of conference lines are available. Additional information on accessing this webinar may be forthcoming at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ems-call.aspx.