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Table 2 Communication

From: Preparedness of institutions around the world for managing patients with Ebola virus disease: an infection control readiness checklist

  Hospitals that (would) take care of EDV patients Other hospitals Significance
Communication In place Action needed In place Action needed
FAQs on infectious diseases of interest e.g. Ebola virus disease (EVD) are disseminated to all staff in the healthcare facility in particular to frontline staff 45 (59.2) 14 (18.4) 33 (46.5) 19 (26.8) 0.28
PPE teaching posters, slides and/or video are available in appropriate languages and disseminated 29 (38.2) 17 (22.4) 28 (39.4) 22 (30.9) 0.45
Drafts on public messaging with respect to screening, ward shutdown, etc. are in readiness 28 (36.8) 25 (32.9) 9 (12.7) 30 (42.3) < 0.01
A draft press release for the first case of EVD identified in the hospital is prepared 19 (25.3) 27 (36.0) 10 (14.1) 40 (56.3) 0.03
Internal communication mechanism is in place to provide regular updates to staff 42 (55.3) 18 (23.7) 37 (52.8) 17 (24.3) 1