EMS Section Resources: Ebola Virus
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation have assembled a variety of resources to assist emergency medical services agencies and other healthcare providers in preparing to care for patients with known and suspected ebola virus disease. All IAFC members should review and implement these recommendations as appropriate.
IAFC Ebola Task Force
The IAFC Ebola Task Force has created several advisories (pdf) to assist departments in establishing a baseline understanding of the Ebola Virus Disease and considerations for responding to a potential Ebola patient. While these advisories provide important basic information, please consider reviewing the information below for a further understanding of the Ebola Virus Disease and recommendations for responses and infection control measures.
Guidance for Ebola Preparedness
Guidance for Ebola Response
Infection Control Guidance
Protections for Healthcare Personnel
Last Updated: January 9, 2015