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Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases  Revised 10/21/14
Sherry M. Wren MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA) and Adam L. Kushner MD, MPH, FACS

Ebola: Pragmatic Information for Surgeons
View presentation slides from the panel session presented October 27, during the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco

Video Interview with Dr. Sherry Wren: Surgeons take lead on Ebola
From 2014 ACS Clinical Congress
ACS Surgery News – October 30, 2014

A letter to ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS from Gillian Seton, MD, in Liberia.

Dr. Gillian Seton, an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who has been working in Monrovia, Liberia, has sent in her observations about screening patients for Ebola and the necessity of having a standard precautions protocol in place in the United States for health care professionals who encounter patients with known or potential cases of the disease.


Government Agencies and Medical Associations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
ACEP currently posts updates daily

American Hospital Association (AHA)
AHA Advisories to Hospitals and Ebola preparedness resources

Joint Commission – Patient Safety
Preparing for Ebola response in U.S. health care facilities – October 3, 2014 Quick Safety Newsletter

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Surgical Infection Society – Statement on Ebola

Texas Health Department

Dallas County Health and Human Services

Lessons Learned Treating Ebola Patients in the U.S. -  Infectious Disease News (Oct. 8, 2014)
An interview with Dr. Bruce Ribner who  led the team at Emory University that cared for two patients with Ebola virus disease in August.

Department of Health and Human Services – Ebola Preparedness for the U.S. Health System

Ebola Preparedness for the U.S. Healthcare System Webinar

CDC and ASPRS – Screening for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)


Ebola Characteristics and Comparisons to Other Infectious Diseases
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Health Organization

Pan American Health Organization

National Health Service (UK)

U.S. Passports and International Travel


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