CDC to hold conference call on EMS transport of Ebola patients

The the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a conference call on Dec. 15 offering participants the chance to learn and ask about information and protocols for emergency medical services professionals regarding Ebola patient transport.

The call is part of the CDC's Clinician Outreach Communication Activity's (COCA) Continuing Education program.

The conference is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EST, but the CDC suggests calling in when lines open 15 minutes beforehand. Domestic callers should call 888-972-6898 and international callers should dial 630-395-0194. Participants also can listen in on a live stream of the audio at in the COCA section under Webinars. Call materials will be available at a later time by using the passcode 5076538.

Four presenters will be covering information regarding what to do in the field in the handling of viruses such as Ebola: Drew Dawson, director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services within the U.S. Department of Transportation; Dr. Alexander Isakov, director of the Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine at Emory University's School of Medicine; John Lowe, associate director of Research with the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and Dr. P.J. Schenarts, professor and vice chairman of surgery of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and medical director of Omaha's EMS department.

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