Maintaining Ongoing Ebola Preparedness When the Perception of Threat Has Diminished

Recorded On: 05/15/2019

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Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

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During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in Africa, the threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affecting populations outside of Africa was high.  Healthcare organizations around the world responded to the call for action, and resources were allocated to prepare organizations with rapid identification, isolation, transportation and treatment of patients under investigation for or positive for EVD. As the outbreak was contained, and the global threat waned, the perceived need to maintain preparedness also declined.

The ease of global travel has increased the ability for infectious diseases previously thought to be contained within geographic borders, to be rapidly transported to new locations that may not be prepared to rapidly identify, isolate and treat these patients. Expanding the scope of infectious disease preparedness will provide healthcare organizations the leverage necessary to appropriately allocate resources, and maintain a program designed to prevent the spread of these diseases. 

Understanding the types of infectious threats that may occur will help healthcare organizations evaluate their current EVD plan and transition to a plan that that can be applied to other high consequence infectious diseases. Acknowledging the need for continued preparedness, organizations can allocate appropriate resources, and maintain preparedness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three major components to perform a risk assessment on an old program.
  • List two key reasons ongoing readiness is important in today's health care world.
  • Articulate the potential financial impact this transition can have on an institution.
  • Identify key stakeholders that need to be engaged to ensure resource allocation is sufficient.

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Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC

Manager, Infection Prevention, Rush University Medical Center

Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC, completed her Masters degree in Nursing from Loyola University in the Population Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety program and is certified in Infection Control.  She has been a nurse for 15 years, and has worked in Infection Prevention for over 7 years. She has diverse Infection Prevention experience including adult medical/surgical and ICU populations as well as specialty populations including NICU/pediatrics and BMT/hematology/oncology.  Tiffany is the program manager for the High Consequence Infectious Disease program at Rush University Medical Center and is an active member of the Chicago High Consequence Infectious Disease Workgroup.  She has participated in Ebola and High Consequence Infectious Disease training through NETEC, FEMA, SHEA and the CDC.

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