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HRSA and AACN Share Ebola Facts for Nursing Students

Tom Stenvig  | Published on 11/24/2014

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Dear Deans, Faculty, & Staff:

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognizes the critical role nurses play in responding to the health care needs of patients in the United States and across the globe. To that end, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has been engaged in communication with HHS officials to discuss Ebola readiness and response in the nursing community.

 

There is also an important role for nursing students in delivering important public health information about Ebola to friends and family. With their knowledge of health care, as your students head home for the holidays, they can answer questions and dispel myths about the Ebola virus. Attached is a fact sheet, “Top Five Things to Know about Ebola,” that you can share with your students to help guide them in their discussions.

 

Please consider distributing this information to your students and posting it on your website. Thank you for your help in sharing these important messages. For more information, see:

 

www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/infographic.pdf

www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/is-it-flu-or-ebola.pdf

www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/ebola-resources

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN

Administrator

The Health Resources and Services Administration

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN

Chief Executive Officer

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

 

 

 

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036

www.aacn.nche.edu

 

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