Ebola treat­ment safety guide­lines

Modern Healthcare - - BEST PRACTICES -

1. Des­ig­nate an on­site Ebola man­ager.

2. Prac­tice, prac­tice, prac­tice: Make sure your health­care work­ers are fa­mil­iar with the new PPE guid­ance and have mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice don­ning and re­mov­ing equip­ment.

3. Care­fully de­sign ar­eas for putting on and tak­ing off gear.

4. Take your time.

A ses­sion in New York on safe prac­tices for han­dling Ebola pa­tients in­cluded a demon­stra­tion on the CDC’s new pro­to­cols for pro­tec­tive equip­ment.

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