Metrolina Preparedness

Ebola Resources

Guidance from the CDC/WHOEbola

CDC Ebola Information Page
Fever Criterion: > 100.4
Focus on persons who resided in or traveled to “a country with wide-spread Ebola transmission”.

World Health Organization: Protective Measures for Medical Staff

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients Who Present With Possible Ebola Virus Disease


Guidance from ASPR

Ebola Information for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Settings

Transcripts of recent Ebola preparedness calls conducted by ASPR for hospital executives, emergency managers, and safety officers.


Guidance from NC Dept of Public Health

Updated guidance from the Department of Health and Human Safety is here.

Ebola Planning and Response Dashboard: November 03, 2014

NC Ebola Provider Guidance: October 23, 2014

NC Ebola Screening Algorithm
Clinicians caring for patients meeting these criteria should contact their local health department.
For ED presentations after Health Department hours, contact the State Communicable Disease Branch
(919-733-3419; available 24/7) to discuss laboratory testing and control measures.

Ebola Fatality Management


 

Guidance from the NC Office of EMS

NC OEMS Information Page: Includes updated medical protocols!

Be sure to update your SMARTT questions appropriately!

Local EMS agency Ebola protocol implementation will now be included in the above dashboard update. Please notify your EMS Regional Office when implemented.


Additional Resources

OSHA Guidance regarding Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces

OSHA, NIOSH, EPA Recommended Safe Handling, Treatment, Transport, and Disposal of EDV Waste

Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) PPE Recommendations

PPE Guidance

No Skin Showing!

N95 Mask in combination with surgical hood extending to shoulders and a full face shield
or NIOSH-certified PAPR.

Fluid-resistant or impermeable gown that extends to mid-calf
or coverall without integrated hood.
Coveralls with or without integrated socks are also acceptable.

Nitrile gloves with extended cuffs, minimum 2 pair.

Fluid-resistant or impermeable boot covers that extend to mid-calf.

Fluid-resistant or impermeable apron that covers the torso to mid-calf.

Video link to NC DHHS “Donning and Doffing of PPE for Ebola Isolation Units”.

Video link to CDC “Donning and Doffing of PPE”: October 30, 2014

Click here for more information, including recommended donning and doffing procedures.