Heightened media attention on emerging disease outbreaks such as Ebola may raise concerns among students. During outbreaks such as Ebola, nursing faculty are in an ideal position to discuss emerging diseases, infection prevention and reinforce the role of the nurse in controlling and preventing these diseases.
The recent Ebola outbreaks present an opportunity to reinforce elements throughout the curriculum. This teaching guide is intended to identify relevant issues and help guide nursing faculty when discussing emerging diseases with students at different levels of the nursing curriculum. Although the Ebola outbreak is used as an example, this guide can also be used to address issues associated with emerging infectious diseases in general.
Click here to view the guide: Ohio State University Teaching Points for Nurse Educators