Measles toolkit for health professionals

Children’s Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, is currently managing a measles outbreak. In response, all usual safety and protective measures have been implemented to minimize spread in our hospitals and clinics.

Measles is a highly contagious virus and therefore the number of confirmed cases and exposed people continue to increase. We believe we must work together as healthcare providers to stop the spread of the disease and educate the community on the importance of immunization.

Since this outbreak was first identified in a Children’s patient, we have developed and implemented several key documents, processes, and procedures to help our clinicians manage the increasing needs for services. Because the situation continues to evolve and the number of exposed people in the community has extended beyond our walls, we are offering the following resources to providers in and out of our network in an effort to help others manage the situation within their own healthcare facilities.

Thank you for your commitment to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Measles toolkit for health professionals

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Disclaimer: The information being shared is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Children’s Minnesota does not accept any liability for loss or damages incurred as a result of reliance placed upon manual content. Children’s assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the use, misuse, or nonuse of the manual’s content. Children’s used reasonable practices to ensure manual content was developed to be current and accurate. The information is provided “as is” without any warranty, either express or implied.

The information was developed to be used within the Children’s patient care environment, but it is the intent of Children’s to readily share this manual in the interest of supporting the highest quality of care for children. The information is meant to be a reference for qualified, trained, and experienced health care professionals. It is the responsibility of the user and the user’s organization to assure the pertinence of manual information as it applies to their own organization, care practices and patients.