updated Jan. 13, 2014updated Oct. 22, 24, 31, 2014posted Oct. 16, 2014
CRNBC is monitoring the global and local Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) situation to provide support to nurses, employers and provincial leadership.
CRNBC is participating in weekly teleconferences to share information and answer questions regarding Ebola with the
Ministry of Health, the
Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the following partners:
There have not been any confirmed cases of EVD in Canada and the risk to British Columbians continues to be low. We know nurses are concerned about providing safe and appropriate care to patients while practising in a safe environment for themselves.
Information on Ebola virus disease, including symptoms, prevention and treatment, is available at the
BC Centre for Disease Control and the
Public Health Agency of Canada. Check with your employer for related guidelines and policies.
At the provincial level, the provincial health officer, Dr. Perry Kendall is looking at the protocols in place and working with public health officials to ensure hospitals have the equipment and training to treat patients with possible Ebola.
National and provincial guidance documents related to infection control, laboratory work-up, clinical guidance, public health management and notifications are posted on the
BC Ministry of Health website. National documents can also be found on the
Public Health Agency of Canada website.
We’ll continue monitoring the situation and will communicate with nurses through our website and the e-newsletter. CRNBC staff are also available to provide
posted Oct. 18, 2014Province's Ebola preparedness plan