Abstract

In response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014, specific procedures for personal protective equipment use were developed in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for the isolation care of patients with the illness. This brief report describes the 2 different levels used for patient care and presents the rationales for the specialized processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Patient Care
Patient Isolation
Disease Outbreaks
Personal Protective Equipment

Keywords

  • Ebola
  • Infectious disease
  • Isolation
  • Patient care
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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