To facilitate the distribution of information, HIDA developed an Ebola information clearinghouse for supply chain news of particular interest to distributors, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chain:

CDC: Tiered Hospital Preparedness Guidance Diagram for Ebola Patient Management, PPE Needs (PDF)
CDC Best Practices for Hospitals Procuring Ebola PPE
WSJ: US Buys Up Ebola Gear, Leaving Little for Africa
Dupont, Medline: Ebola Spurs Huge Rise in Buying Protective Gear in US
Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, Medline: Demand Jumps for PPE


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Procedure Guides:

AHA News: CDC Releases New Ebola Resources, PPE Video
CDC: Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Ebola PPE
CDC: Tools for Protecting Healthcare Workers
CDC: Poster for Sequence for PPE (pdf)
WHO: Poster for Putting On PPE (pdf)
WHO: Poster for Taking Off PPE (pdf)


Provider Protocols:

CDC: Dialysis Guidance for Ebola Patients
CDC: Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness (pdf)
CDC: Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness (pdf)
CDC: Ebola Screening Criteria for Emergency Departments (pdf)
CDC: Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus
CDC: Safe Management of Patients With Ebola Virus Disease in US Hospitals


Lab/Diagnostic:

WHO: Specimen Collection Guidance Factsheet (pdf)
CDC: Specimen Collection Guidance
CDC: Specimen Handling Guidance
CDC: Packaging and Shipping Clinical Specimens Graphic
OSHA: Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
CBS News: Why There Isn’t a Rapid, Reliable Ebola Diagnostic Test


Medical Waste Management/Transportation:

HHS: Ebola Preparedness for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
PHMSA: Guidance for Transporting Ebola Contaminated Items
CDC: Ebola Medical Waste Management
CDC: Monitoring and Movement of Persons With Ebola Virus Disease Exposure Guidance
CDC: Ebola Screening Criteria for EMS (pdf)
CDC: Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness (pdf)


General Information/Additional Resources:

HIDA: Emergency Preparedness – The Role of Medical Products Distributors
NYT: Ebola Fast Facts and Graphs
CDC: Ebola Webpage
White House Fact Sheet: Update on the U.S. Ebola Response
HHS: ASPR Ebola Information for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Settings
WHO: Resources for Preparedness and Response to Ebola
OSHA: Safety and Health, Ebola Topic Pages


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Director, Industry Affairs
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Director, Government Affairs
703-838-6113