Ebola Treatment Center Inventory of Capabilities: Regional Centers
Methods: In March 2015, a pilot survey was distributed to all 55 ETCs to inventory the current capacity of these facilities. The 19-question survey assessed the general structure of ETCs, including high-level isolation capacity and layout, infrastructure features for infection control, laboratory capabilities, and costs of establishing the ETC, and determined those ETCs applying to be the regional center.
Results: We present the findings here of the facilities applying to be a regional ETC center.
Discussion: We will use this information as a baseline measurement of the status of the current structural and functional capabilities of the regional ETC centers in the United States for caring for patients with EVD or other highly infectious diseases.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related research
Describe current capabilities of Regional Ebola Treatment Centers Describe U.S. preparedness capabilities for Ebola Virus Disease Describe the U.S. response to the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Africa Compare capabilities between Regional Ebola Treatment Centers Evaluate the expenses of developing the capabilities necessary to become an Ebola Treatment Center
Keyword(s): Emergency Preparedness, Hospitals
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I co-developed and distributed the initial Ebola Treatment Center Inventory of Capabilities survey to all 55 U.S. Ebola Treatment Centers. I am a Graduate Assistant with the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. I evaluated the data received by the participating Ebola Treatment Centers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.