We are pleased to inform you of a newly developed Ebola order set: Ebola Virus Disease Case Identification and First Response Order Set. This set was generated to address current environmental needs and critical decision support and protection for our partners operating in Canadian healthcare.
Think Research is dedicated to supporting the needs of front line clinicians with evidence based tools that translate best practices to the point of care. To this end, we provide this order set to facilitate the prompt initial management of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including targeted case identification as per up-to-date recommendations. You may find the order set format is somewhat unique: the first page includes standardized screening tools, followed by first response orders that highlight clinical priorities for patients with EVD. The order set stresses oxygenation and hydration, consultation with Infectious Disease, prompt implementation of PPE and appropriate Infection Control practices, and appropriate EVD sample handling. URLs to Public Health Ontario websites are included in the set to provide quick access to important diagnostic information. It incorporates critical information to support the effective initial management of EVD cases and to safeguard healthcare workers.
For the 300+ hospitals that are already part of our network, please submit a support ticket if you would like to have this order set included in your organization’s library. It is also available to you in TxConnect’s Reference Library.
Given the overwhelming demand Think Research has received from healthcare organizations seeking assistance with the best evidence around EVD, we have decided to make this order set available to any healthcare organization that wishes to review it.
As per our usual process, this order set includes suggested best practices and all care provided within your healthcare organization remains strictly under your purview. In recognition of the evolving information around EVD, this content will be updated accordingly.
In the event that you work with a healthcare organization that is not within Think Research’s network, please contact us at (877) 781-0707 and dial 1 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.