2016 Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Respiratory Care

In September 2014, Dr. Lewis Rubinson was a World Health Organization (WHO) consultant clinician at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He oversaw the care of several hundred patients infected with the Ebola Virus during his time in West Africa.

In this presentation, Dr. Rubinson summarizes the history of Ebola outbreaks while providing clinical context for Ebola Virus Disease. He also discusses how patients infected with the Ebola virus may present to U.S. healthcare facilities and the implications for respiratory care. Dr. Rubinson places special focus on the transmission of the virus, uncertainties with regards to respiratory care intervention, and providing care to the patient while also protecting healthcare providers.

Original webcast date: November 3, 2014

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2016
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2016 11:59 PM
Seminar Objectives
  • Briefly summarize the history of Ebola outbreaks and highlight why persons with Ebola Virus Disease may sporadically end up in modern healthcare facilities
  • Describe the expanding Ebola Virus Disease clinical knowledge base
  • Describe Ebola Virus Disease clinical course with specific attention to respiratory dysfunction and failure
  • Summarize the current understanding of how Ebola is transmitted and discuss uncertainties with respiratory care interventions and disease transmission
  • Recommend an interim approach to respiratory support which balances patient outcomes and staff safety
Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Respiratory Care
Speaker Information
Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association for Respiratory Care
Continuing Respiratory Care Education: 1.50
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