The Oregon Medical Association is represented on the State of Oregon’s Ebola Response Team headed by the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
The primary focus of the Ebola Response Team is to:
- Address risk communications with partners,
- Review planning relating to communicable disease protocols, and
- Provide both federal and state guidance as required.
Please read the protocols provided through the links below, share this information with your medical and professional contacts, and use these materials to educate your entire staff and administrators.
Oregon Medical Association (OMA) Links:
- Checklist: Preparing for Ebola in Oregon’s Clinics and Ambulatory Care Settings
- OMA-PRN: Ebola Update and Oregon-Based Resources for Practices (Oct. 23, 2014)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Links:
- CDC Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals
- CDC FAQ: Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in US Hospitals
- CDC Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States
- CDC-AHA educational resources
- CDC has published helpful facts about Ebola
- CDC Infographics on Ebola symptoms and transmission
- CDC's ongoing efforts to keep the medical community and public informed
- Advanced screening at five U.S. Airports begins and new tracking program for all those entering U.S. from affected countries
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Public Health Links:
- OHA Public Health Division Ebola FAQs
- Report cases and suspect cases of Ebola to local health departments
- Disease reporting form (pdf) for health care practitioners
- Submitting samples for Ebola virus testing at CDC
- Ebola (Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers) Investigative Guidelines (pdf)
- Oregon Public Health: Interim Ebola Monitoring Plan (pdf)
- FAQs: People under monitoring for Ebola (pdf)
American Medical Association (AMA) Links:
- AMA’s Ebola Resource Center
- AMA Wire® provides physicians and other stakeholders with the latest CDC guidance, tools and resources
- Health care professional checklist
- Hospital checklist
- Preparedness considerations for outpatient care settings
- Ebola and children—What pediatric health care professionals need to know: JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Links:
- The ACCME has released CDC-AHA educational resources you can use to educate your colleagues and staff.
- CBS: CDC Releases New Ebola Guidelines on PPE
- MSN: Airport checks and tracking program expand for African passengers
- NPR: Worry more about the flu! Physician commentary
- PBS: Why Ebola symptoms are probably the flu
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Sobel at (503) 619-8000.