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Considerations for Safe EMS Transport of Patients Infected with Ebola Virus

Lowe, J., Jelden, K.C., Schenarts, P.J., et al. (2014). Considerations for Safe EMS Transport of Patients Infected with Ebola Virus. Prehospital Emergency Care. 19(2).

The authors discuss the coordinated response between the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (through the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha) and Omaha Fire Department's EMS to transport patients with confirmed Ebola virus from West Africa from the airport to the high-level isolation unit. Three critical areas have been identified from their experience and are addressed in this article: ambulance preparation, appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment, and environmental decontamination.
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