Ebola Information

EBOLA

The UConn School of Nursing is preparing our students and assisting our university community at large in efforts to address the Ebola crisis.

The School of Nursing has incorporated updated content from national organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Nurses Association (ANA), and American Association of Critical Care (AACN), into our courses to educate our nursing students at all levels about the Ebola public health emergency.

Included in the education is emphasis on nurses’ vigilance, preparedness activities, knowledge and the processes necessary to respond to the crisis. We are using our clinical simulation labs to demonstrate current infection control practices including use of personal protective equipment. Our students in clinical courses and clinical practicums will participate in updated reviews of the epidemiology, signs and symptoms of the disease, and current CDC infection control guidelines for Ebola. All other didactic courses will review the current state-of-the-science and emphasize nursing’s role in an infectious disease public health emergency.

In conjunction with all of our health related programs at UConn and the Student Ambassadors for Human Rights, we will provide an open forum to the University community presenting information about Ebola and give the opportunity for student dialogue about the disease.

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