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The KBRC newsletter is offered on behalf of the Board to provide important respiratory care information to the therapists in Kentucky and all surrounding states.
 
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Mrs. Tamera G. McDaniel was recognized by the KBRC Board and Staff members at it's April 19, 2012 Board Meeting for her service on the KBRC Board from 11/1/2005 - 10/31/2011 as Board Member and former Board Chair. (From left to right: Mrs. Janet R. Vogt, RRT, BHS, Current Board Chair, Tamera G. McDaniel, RRT, Peggy Lacy Moore, Executive Director of the KBRC Office.

 

Information regarding Ebola

 

We have a great deal of resources to share with you today regarding Ebola preparedness and planning.  In order to get all of the attachments to go across, I am sending these in 3 separate emails.  This is 1/3.   Please share broadly. 
Attached placards intended to be posted in hospitals, clinics, EMS systems (ambulances, stations) and other places where healthcare is provided. The placards are intended to be posted in patient reception areas in a way that is conspicuously visible to all healthcare personnel working in the area to remind them of the need to obtain a travel history from all patients presenting with fever or unexplained illness and to remind them of the criteria which, if met, should prompt suspicion of Ebola as a possible diagnosis and further investigative and protective actions.
These placard are also being distributed to local health departments and HPP coalitions who are asked to actively share and discuss the materials with as many healthcare facilities/providers and EMS systems as they practically can within their jurisdictions.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Thank you,
Andrea
 
 
Guidelines for the Initial Management of Patients in Emergency Departments
with Suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

Ebola - Guidelines for EDs.pdfEbola - Guidelines for EDs.pdf

Ebola Virus Disease Screening
Criteria for Healthcare Providers

Ebola Virus Disease Screening Criteria Final 10072014.pdfEbola Virus Disease Screening Criteria Final 10072014.pdf

Ebola Virus Disease Screening
Criteria for EMS

Ebola Virus Disease Screening Criteria for EMS Final 10072014.pdfEbola Virus Disease Screening Criteria for EMS Final 10072014.pdf

 
Andrea Flinchum MPH, BSN, CIC
HAI Prevention Program Manager
Infectious Disease Branch
Dept of Epidemiology & Health Planning
Phone 502-564-3261 ext. 4248  Please note this is a new extension number
Fax 502-564-2816
Secure Fax for reporting  502-696-3803
andrea.flinchum@ky.gov