Effective communication is key for any team, and during an infectious disease outbreak when the public is on high alert and lives are at stake, it becomes even more critical. As some of the first healthcare providers to treat the Ebola virus in the U.S., members of Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, Sharon Vanairsdale, APRN, and Colleen Kraft, MD, share their experiences, learnings and innovations they established to create a culture of safety and an affinity for preparedness to prevent the spread of deadly infections.
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Featured in this episode –
Colleen Kraft, MD
Sharon Vanairsdale, APRN
Additional resources and background information –
World Health Organization - Ebola Fact Sheet, https://bit.ly/36RSRJt
Emory University Hospital – “Five years later, Ebola patients return to Emory,” https://bit.ly/2QPIxMn
Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Diseases Program, https://bit.ly/35OrQFr
Contagion Live – “Infectious Diseases Dominate WHO's List of 2019 Health Threats,” https://bit.ly/2RbcTbf
STAT – “FDA Approves an Ebola Vaccine for the First Time,” https://bit.ly/38tOUeo
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