Evidence-Based Guidelines for Supportive Care of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
Lamontagne, F., Fowler, R., Adhikari, N., et al. (2017). Evidence-Based Guidelines for Supportive Care of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease. The Lancet. 391(10121):700-708.
These evidence-based guidelines developed by a 34 member expert panel provide recommendations on the delivery of supportive care for patients in treatment units during a future Ebola outbreak. The panel used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology to develop 8 clinical recommendations on oral rehydration, parenteral administration of fluids, systematic monitoring and charting of vital signs and volume status, serum biochemistry, staffing ratio, communication with family and friends, analgesic therapy, and antibiotics.