All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks need to have basic knowledge and skills in order to mount an effective response. The GO training package was developed for WHO deployees so they can work safely and effectively as part of the teams bringing outbreaks under control. The learning package consists of 7 modules, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest information and developments. It begins with an introduction to Ebola virus disease before moving to the response strategy and essential information related to working for WHO. The GO materials are designed to complement the ePROTECT training, which is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/e-protect.
This comprehensive intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.
Learning objectives: By the end of this training course, participants should be able to:
describe screening of patients to identify suspect cases and safely transfer them for ongoing care to an ETC;
understand infection prevention and control strategies: standard and contract precautions and use of personal protective equipment for various contexts;
understand safe waste management and how to perform a safe and dignified burial;
understand how to collect patient samples for Ebola and other laboratory tests;
understand the various Ebola tests available and the importance of other routine laboratory tests for patient management;
understand the structure, functioning, and procedures of an ETC;
understand the main components of clinical management of patients with EVD; and
describe the WHO framework for using investigational therapeutic agents in an outbreak.
Enroll for the course: https://openwho.org/courses/ebola-clinical-management
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N Engl J Med 2015; 372:e7January 29, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMimc1414101
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Burial Management Teams have a difficult job resolving two critical issues relevant to their tasks. First, they must safeguard and ensure infection control and prevention for team members, family members and members of the community. Second, they must remain sensitive to the cultural and religious practices of families and others affected by Ebola deaths. This module, based solidly on WHO guidelines, provides burial management teams with practices appropriate to ensure infection control and to remain sensitive to religious and cultural burial practices.
Ebola infections among health care providers can have devastating effects on individuals, on health care systems and on the communities they serve. This module discusses WHO and CDC infection prevention and control measures that health care facilities should follow to prepare for and to contain an infectious disease outbreak. The module covers infection prevention and control (IPC) in a community and health care setting and looks at IPC in general patient care and in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola. The module also reviews environment cleaning and the management of linen and waste. Finally the module reviews non-patient care activities, such as IPC in burial procedures, and offers a comprehensive final quiz to help users confirm their understanding of the material.