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Health care provider preparedness checklist for Ebola virus disease (EVD)
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. ;
  • Description:
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in addition to other federal, state, and local partners, aim to increase understanding and encourage the preparedness for U.S. hospitals managing patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

    The following checklist highlights some key areas health care providers to review in preparation that a person with EVD arrives for medical care. The checklist format is not intended to set forth mandatory requirements or establish national standards. In this checklist healthcare personnel (HCP) refers all persons, paid and unpaid, working in healthcare settings who have the potential for exposure to patients and/or to infectious materials, including blood and body fluids, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, and contaminated environmental surfaces. HCP include, but are not limited to, physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, technicians, students and trainees, laboratory personnel, contractual personnel, emergency medical services personnel, and persons not directly involved in patient care (e.g., house-keeping, laundry).

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