Faculty from the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will present world-leading information regarding Ebola for Nebraska health care providers and EMS personnel during a series of webinars in November. UNMC and Nebraska Medicine have emerged among the world leaders in the care, protocols, research, and education on Ebola. Presenters include Dr. Shawn Gibbs, professor of environmental, agricultural, and occupational health and associate dean for student affairs; Dr. John Lowe, assistant professor of environmental, agricultural, and occupational health; and Dr. Angela Hewlett, assistant professor of epidemiology and assistant medical director of the UNMC Biocontainment Unit (pictured).
The webinar series is as follows. All sessions will begin at noon Central time.
- Tuesday, November 4: “What to do in the ED with a possible Ebola patient,” Ms. Shelly Schwedhelm, director, emergency department, trauma & preparedness services, Nebraska Medicine; Ms. Suzanne Watson, manager, emergency department, Nebraska Medicine.
- Tuesday, November 11: “Personal Protective Equipment & Infection Control,” Dr. Mark Rupp, professor, infectious diseases, UNMC College of Medicine.
- Thursday, November 13: “EMS: Transportation, Planning, Policies & Decontamination,” Dr. John Lowe, assistant professor, environmental, agricultural and occupational health, UNMC College of Public Health.
- Tuesday, November 18: “Testing and Transport of Laboratory Samples,” Dr. Pete Iwen, professor, pathology & microbiology, UNMC College of Medicine.
- Thursday, November 20: “Clinical Care of an Ebola Patient,” Dr. Angela Hewlett, assistant professor, infectious diseases, UNMC College of Medicine, assistant medical director, Biocontainment Unit.
- Tuesday, November 25: “Managing Patient Waste, and Cleaning Patient Rooms and Other Areas,” Dr. Shawn Gibbs, professor, environmental, agricultural and occupational health, UNMC College of Public Health.