Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is intended to prevent contact with the infectious agent, or body fluid that may contain the infectious agent, by creating a barrier between the worker and the infectious material. Gloves protect the hands, gowns or coveralls protect the skin and/or clothing, masks and respirators protect the mouth and nose, and face shields protect the entire face.
APHA’s Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. This fact sheet address Ebola.
This course from the University of Nebraska provides videos, media, and guidelines as used in Nebraska to care for Ebola patients. The materials share current processes being used to safely care for patients with this dangerous, highly infectious disease.
The course will be updated frequently to disseminate lessons learned.
Literature from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about Ebola.
Access to the U.S. National Library of Medicine for Ebola resources.
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