Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) “What Healthcare Workers Need to Know” AM Session Technicians


To provide continuing professional development for pharmacy technicians.

Subject Description


Learning Objectives

  1. Outline the history of Ebola Virus Disease, and the challenge it has posed to the medical community
  2. Discuss three specific challenges and barriers to prevent, diagnose and treat Ebola Virus Disease
  3. Describe two effective strategies and approaches to prevent Ebola Virus Disease
  4. Describe two effective approaches to diagnose and treat Ebola Virus Disease
  5. Describe emerging medical research on treatments and potential cures (if any) for Ebola Virus Disease
  6. Describe two strategies to optimize PPE for laboratory personnel
  7. Describe testing that is available in a "point of care" setting
  8. List three strategies to engage staff to be a member of the clinical care team
  9. Explain how the Ebola plans developed by hospitals are different from those prepared by the government agencies recommendations.
  10. Describe the status and role of a vaccine for the Ebola Virus.
  11. Explain the similarities and differences between the experimental antiviral treatments such as ZMapp and brincidofovir.
  12. List two potential agents to manage Ebola Virus-induced hemorrhagic fever such as recombinant Factor VIIa.
  13. Describe the role of supportive treatment for the Ebola Virus such as fluid replenishment, management of electrolyte disturbances, pain management, and antimicrobials for sepsis.

Target Audience

This program has been developed for pharmacists working in the health-system and related pharmacy settings.

Activity Type


Authors / Speakers

Ross Wilson, MD, FRACP, FCICM
Senior Vice President, Corporate Chief Medical Officer Health and Hospitals Corporation, NYC

Susan Whittier, PhD ABMM
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology, Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology Service, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Henry Cohen, MS, PharmD, FCCM, BCPP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University; Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer, Director of Pharmacy, Residency Prgams (PGY-1 and PGY-2) Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Clinical Reviewers

Joseph Pinto, BS, MS
Heide Christiansen, PharmD
Jill Bleyl, CE Administrator

Additional Information

ACPE: 0134-9999-14-208-L01-T
Contact Hours: 3
CEUs: 0.3
: Dec 12, 2014
: Dec 12, 2017 at 12:00 am CT the day of
ACPE Renewal Pending

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


1199 Ebola Virus Disease December 12, 2014

New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists

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