Ebola Awareness for EMS (v2)
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease that is caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. There have been several cases thus far of Ebola in the United States.
Transmission occurs through bodily fluids, which makes EMS providers vulnerable.
This program will help EMS providers identify the signs, symptoms, and patient history of the Ebola Virus Disease; describe the necessary personal protective equipment to be used and methods for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) removal; explain the procedures used to clean and disinfect transport vehicles; and will specify follow-up procedures that EMS providers should follow when caring for a patient who has signs, symptoms, and patient history consistent with the Ebola Virus Disease.
Featuring Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, CFO, Paramedic