CDC issues Ebola planning guidance for interfacility transport

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance to help emergency medical systems, public health departments and health care coalitions develop plans for transporting patients with confirmed or suspected Ebola between facilities. The guidance can be used to develop transport networks and plans; standard operating procedures; EMS procedures and protocols; and training for EMS and health care personnel, CDC said. The appendices include standard operating procedures for patient handoff, ambulance decontamination, and air-to-ground patient handoff.

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Ebola, preparedness

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