Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Books in the Bettercare series
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1. Virology and epidemiology
    1. Objectives
    2. Structure and function of viruses
    3. Viral haemorrhagic fevers
    4. Epidemiology of Ebola
    5. Laboratory management
    6. Outbreak investigation and field epidemiology
    7. Case study
  4. 2. Patient management
    1. Objectives
    2. Case definition
    3. Clinical presentation
    4. Initial case management and supportive care
    5. Further management
    6. Case study
  5. 3. Protection of healthcare workers
    1. Objectives
    2. Standard and isolation precautions
    3. Hand hygiene
    4. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    5. Using personal protective equipment (PPE)
    6. Risk management
    7. Case study
  6. 4. Support services and documentation
    1. Objectives
    2. Support services
    3. Procurement of provisions for infection control
    4. Decontamination of equipment
    5. Decontamination of patient care articles
    6. Decontamination of the environment
    7. Waste management
    8. Documentation
    9. Incident reporting
    10. Design of Ebola treatment units
    11. Case study
  7. 5. Communication and community engagement
    1. Objectives
    2. Communication
    3. Preparing for community engagement
    4. Implementing community engagement
    5. Challenges of community engagement
    6. Case study
  8. 6. Resources
    1. Websites
    2. Guidelines
    3. Guide to local production: WHO-recommended handrub formulations
    4. Infection Control Readiness Checklist: Ebola Virus Disease