Healthcare Resources for Suspected Ebola Cases

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aim to increase understanding and promote preparedness of emergency departments and emergency staff concerning the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD).
 
While countries from around the world join forces to support African communities in combating this outbreak and its spread, we want to be sure our own nation is prepared. Although ASPR, NIH, CDC and other federal agencies are working with private industry to move experimental therapies and vaccine into the earliest clinical trials, standard treatment for EVD remains supportive therapy. Early identification and appropriate isolation of Ebola cases is critical to mounting an effective response.

ACEP Ebola Expert Panel Members

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Chair: 
Stephen V. Cantrill, MD, FACEP 
  Board Liaison: 
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Panel Members: 
Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN
Edward Eitzen, MD, MPH, FACEP
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, FACEP
Alexander P. Isakov, MD, FACEP
Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
Josh Mugele, MD
David C. Pigott, MD, FACEP
Kathy Szumanski, MSN, RN, NE-BC
David A. Talan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FIDSA
  ACEP Staff: 
Marilyn Bromley, RN
Margaret Montgomery, RN, MSN
Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE
Nancy Calaway
Laura Gore
Rick Murray, EMT-P
Craig Price, CAE

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ACEP Ebola Expert Panel Members

Stephen V. Cantrill, MD, FACEP
Chair, ACEP Ebola Expert Panel

James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Board Liaison, ACEP Ebola Expert Panel

Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN
President
Emergency Nurses Association

Edward Eitzen, MD, MPH, FACEP
Senior Partner, Biodefense and Public Health Programs
Martin-Blanck and Associates
Alexandria, VA

Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Alexander P. Isakov, MD, FACEP

Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
Director
Center for Disaster Medical Sciences
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Public Health Preparedness
University of California at Irvine

Josh Mugele, MD
Associate Professor
Indiana University

David C. Pigott, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Kathy Szumanski, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Deputy Executive Director, Chief Nursing Officer
Emergency Nurses Association

David A. Talan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FIDSA
Professor Emeritus, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine
; Faculty, Division of Infectious Diseases,
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

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