Ebola: Clinical management of Ebola virus disease

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.

**Please note: These materials were developed in response to the 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are currently under revision. For the latest updates on Ebola virus disease, refer to the WHO website: https://www.who.int/health-topics/ebola

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Langue: English
Ebola, Intermediate (Intermediaire)

Informations sur le cours

This course is also available in the following languages:

Français - Kiswahili

Overview: 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.

Course duration: Approximately 6 hours.

Certificates: No certificate available at this time.

Contenu du cours

  • Ebola: Clinical management of Ebola virus disease:

    This training course provides clinicians with access to downloadable presentations and posters to facilitate their management of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Under this section, please find a Congolese Swahili translation of all modules with their presentation.

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