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Technical documents that describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and recommendations for work involving these agents in a laboratory setting.
 
Contains pertinent information related to infection diseases as well as other health topics.
 
 
 
This document is intended for use by infection control staff, healthcare epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, nurses, other healthcare providers, and persons responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs for healthcare settings across the continuum of care. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Guidelines for Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel, 1998
This guideline is designed to provide methods for reducing the transmission of infections from patients to healthcare personnel and from healthcare personnel to patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
This document was developed for outpatient oncology facilities to serve as a model for a basic infection control and prevention plan. Outlines the CDC’s Standard Precautions (Section IV) and Transmission-Based Precautions (Section V). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Describes engineering controls and work practices to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids through which the virus is transmitted. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Provides information on general guidance of OSHA Bloodborne standard, enforcement of OSH directives, hazard recognition, evaluation and controls, and other resources.
Provides additional information about how to select and use appropriate PPE, training and other requirements.
Provides information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection including the Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Infosheet. OSHA Publication No. 3789, (2015, May).
 
Developed in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center following guidelines provided by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), proper use of Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) describes the correct donning and doffing sequences of recommended equipment.
 
 
 
The Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008, presents evidence-based recommendations on the preferred methods for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient care medical devices and for cleaning and disinfecting the healthcare environment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Information included on the regulation of medical waste, treatment and disposal of medical waste (incuding disposal of medical sharpes/needles and treatment of other medical wastes). Related resouces: management of pharmaeucetical waste, model guidelines for state medical waste management, and Hospital Medical Infectious Waste Incineratory standards. 

 

 
NFPA 471 - Recommended Practice for Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
NFPA 472 - Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
NFPA 473 - Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
 
 
 
 
General Information 
Background of EVD, Hazard Recognition, Medical Information, Standards, Control and Prevention, Additional Resources
 
Technical documents that describe Ebola and the hazardous properties of a EVD and recommendations for work involving Ebola in a laboratory setting.
 
Includes signs and symptoms of Ebola, transmission, risk of exposure, up-to-date information about current and past outbreaks, updated guidance for managing or preparing for Ebola in the U.S. and abroad, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Ebola and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Resources for EMS providers, Clinicians & Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities, and Healthcare Coalitions which are intended to help healthcare professionals better detect a patient that may be infected with Ebola; protect yourself, your colleagues, and other patients from exposure; and respond with appropriate patient care. These resources include clinical definitions, practical checklists and more that you can use to help educate your colleagues or your community.
 
 
Information for Ebola Response Workers
Health and safety resources for workers exposed to Ebola or other infectious diseases. National Institute for Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS).
 
Algorithm for Evaluation of the Returned Traveler. Report asymptomatic patients with high- or low-risk exposures. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Early recognition is critical for infection control - Initate, Identify, Isolate, Inform.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Guidance to assist state and local health departments, acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings (including urgent care clinics) in developing preparedness plans for patients under investigation (PUIs) for Ebola virus disease (EVD). This guidance does not address Ebola preparedness for primary care offices and other non-emergent ambulatory care settings. Guidance for these settings can be found in Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Patients Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease.
 
State EMS officials and regional and state EMS planners can use this information to develop regional transport networks, local transport plans, and standard operating procedures. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Guidance to help healthcare personnel follow standard, contact, and droplet precautions when caring for a PUI or patient with confirmed EVD. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Provides guidance for laboratory workers on collecting, transporting and submitting specimens for Ebola virus testing. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Aid to guide staff in the safe handling of human remains that may contain Ebola virus by properly using personal protective equipment (PPE) and following decontamination measures at every step of the process. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
 
PPE for Ebola
Up-to-date CDC Guidance, Ebola PPE FAQs, Training, PPE Supply Considerations, PPE Calculator, Donning and Doffing PPE Video Instructions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
 
Ebola-related videos, Biological Preparedness and Response Videos, Hospital Decontamination PPE Videos, Volunteer Shelter Training
 
Cleaning and Decontamination for Ebola
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Contains information on cleaning and decontamination for Healthcare Environments, Residences, Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel in the U.S. and in Africa. Includes links to OSHA/NIOSH/EPA Fact Sheet: Safe Handling, Treatment, Transport and Disposal of Ebola-Contaminated Waste and OSHA Fact Sheet: Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces.
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). List of registered disinfectants meets the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) criteria for use against the Ebola virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
 
 
 
National resource for hazardous waste worker curricula, technical reports, and weekly news on hazardous materials, waste operations and emergency response.
 
CDC Healthcare-associated Infections topic page promoting patient safety and a safe healthcare work environment through improved use of personal protective equipment by healthcare personnel.
 
CDC topic page for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases covering infectious diseases from anthrax to Zika.
 
CDC topic page of resources and date for the prevention of TB, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS.
 
U.S Department of Labor OSHA home page that provides information on laws and regulations for workers and employers.
 
U.S Department of Labor OSHA home page that provides information on hazard communication standards including safety date sheets, hazard information labeling, standards, and guidance.