Friday, October 17, 2014

Acute and Critical Access hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, and Community Clinics

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be holding regularly scheduled statewide conference calls on Colorado's preparedness efforts related to the Ebola Outbreak. The next call will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 17, at 3:00 p.m. CDPHE will conduct a brief update on Colorado's preparedness efforts, and review national guidelines and then open the call up for questions. Suggested attendees include :

- Hospital infection preventionists
- Hospital emergency managers
- Healthcare providers
- Clinical labs
- Local public health agencies - disease control, emergency preparedness staff
- Other local partners involved in disease control and emergency preparedness/response

To accommodate all callers, we ask each agency/facility to call in using one line.

Participant Access Instructions:
- Please call 10 to 15 minutes early to be admitted to the call in time 
- Participant Phone Number: 800-702-9054 
- Participant Passcode: 776276 

If you are unable to participate in Friday's call, you may listen to an audio recording of the call on the CDPHE website within 4 days.

CDC Guidance on Ebola Virus Disease for Home Health Care Now Available

The CDC summary guidance for home health providers is now available on our department’s website atwww.colorado.gov/cdphe/ebola . 

We anticipate that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will continue to update their Ebola guidance. For the most current recommendations, please see the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.