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Managing suspected Ebola patients

Managing suspected Ebola patients

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Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 credits

Published

February 6, 2015

Updated

September 7, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Carol Chu covers when to suspect possible Ebola infection and, if it is suspected, measures to take in general practice. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include knowing the right questions to ask patients about their recent travel history and symptoms, infection control measures, and maintaining patient confidentiality. Updated in 2016.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the possibility of Ebola infection
  • Follow infection control procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Communicate effectively
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Carol Chu
    Medico-legal adviser
    Medical Defence Union
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Katie Collier
    GP
    Kent
    United Kingdom

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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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