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Health care workers : could it be Ebola?
  • Published Date:
    10/21/14
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Think Ebola IF -- Evaluate the patient -- Counsult with public health.

    Patient care checklist for patients under investigation for Ebola virus disease

    • Isolate the patient in a separate room with a private bathroom.

    • Activate the hospital preparedness plan for Ebola.

    • Ensure standardized protocols are in place for PPE use and disposal.

    • Wear appropriate PPE when in physical contact with the patient.

    • Attend to the patient’s medical needs.

    • Consider and evaluate patient for alternative diagnoses.

    • Obtain detailed information about symptoms, contacts, and travel history.

    • Perform only necessary tests and procedures.

    • Ensure patient has the ability to communicate with family.

    • Allow visitors only if they are wearing appropriate PPE.

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