Staff - 8 hour minimum training course – Other modules can be added as needed. Secondary Staff -
4 hour introduction... This can be expanded as the alert system is elevated
Main Staff - 8 hour minimum training course – Other modules can be added as needed.
Secondary Staff - 4 hour introduction... This can be expanded as the alert system is elevated
Changes to Ebola Protection Worn by U.S. Hospital Workers
After two nurses in Dallas tested positive for Ebola after helping to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of the disease last week, federal health officials decided to tighten the guidelines for American hospitals with Ebola patients. Many hospitals, including those in the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha — one of four facilities in the country with biocontainment units equipped to isolate patients with dangerous infectious diseases — have long had more stringent guidelines than the C.D.C. Oct 15th NY Times
North Shore-L.I.J. Level 3 Suit After the second nurse in Dallas was diagnosed with Ebola, the North Shore system upgraded their Level 3 suit by adding an impermeable gown on top. The suit shown above begins to approach the standard of protection used by health careworkers in West Africa. The C.D.C. may soon require full-body suits in the United States.
North Shore-L.I.J. Level 2 Suit The C.D.C. has recommended extra levels of protection, like those above, in cases
where workers could come into contact with a patient’s bodily fluids. Many hospitals,including the Nebraska center, have required these levels as the minimum. Before this week, this suit was used by North Shore-L.I.J.hospitals for patients who were suspected of having Ebola, but they have since decided to upgrade to the Level 3 Suit instead.
Original C.D.C. Guidelines The suit above representsthe C.D.C.’s original guidelinesfor health care workers who would come in contactwith Ebola patients butwould not be exposed totheir blood or bodily fluids.