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.

Recent News:

 12-19-2019 | First FDA-Approved Ebola Vaccine Marks Milestone In Public Health Preparedness

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


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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Government Affairs Contact:
Christina Lavoie

Christina Lavoie
Director of Policy