Four Web-based training modules developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine for emergency department personnel who treat patients with infectious diseases are now available on the CDC’s YouTube channel.

Titled Ebola Preparedness: Emergency Department Guidelines, the learning series prepares healthcare workers to safely and efficiently identify, triage and briefly manage the care of patients who might have Ebola. The videos were designed in response to Ebola but can be useful for other infectious diseases, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome or influenza.

“In the last several years, our world has witnessed outbreaks of coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome and novel influenza viruses, such as H1N1 and, most recently, Ebola,” says Lisa Maragakis, director of hospital epidemiology and infection control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. “These modules provide tools and resources that emergency department staff can reference when preparing to care for patients with any highly infectious disease.”