Preparedness Questions: These questions should serve as a guide for examining your plans and processes and applying what you learn in the Biopreparedness: Identify, Isolate, Inform Course to your own facility.
Download a copy of the questions here.
Resources to support the Preparedness questions above.
More Resources and References for Frontline Facilities:
- CDC PPE Guidance for Ebola: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/index.html
- CDC PPE Guidance for MERS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/infection-prevention-control.html
- OSHA Standards for MERS: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/mers/control_prevention.html
- CDC PPE calculator (link to right).
- Visit the full series of CDC Donning and Doffing Videos for Ebola to the right, or view specific shorter Donning and Doffing Videos for Ebola below.
General PPE Guidance:
This is the general guidance on personal protective equipment from NIOSH/NPPTL, not specific to Ebola or special pathogens: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html
This is the guidance on PPE for Ebolafrom the CDC used throughout our presentations: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/guidance.html
Information on the AAMI Levels of garment protection: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html
Information on the limits of protection due to differences in surface tension in water versus body fluids: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/PPEInfo/Standards/Info/ANSI/AAMIPB70Class4
Face Masks, Face Shields, N95’s and PAPRs:
- “Facemasks may be labeled as surgical, laser, isolation, dental, or medical procedure masks and are cleared by the FDA for marketing. They may come with or without a face shield. Facemasks do not seal tightly to the wearer's face, do not provide the wearer with a reliable level of protection from inhaling smaller airborne particles, and are not considered respiratory protection.” (FDA, Masks and N95 Respirators) See resource below.
- More on face masks, their levels and a guide to selection – The Respiratory Protection Information Trusted Source - Types of Respiratory Protection CDC; and the FDA N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, Face Masks, and Barrier Face Coverings.
- OSHA N95 Seal Check: User Seal Check Procedures
- Glove sanitizing: Pengfei Gao, Matthew Horvatin, George Niezgoda, Robyn Weible & Ronald Shaffer (2016) "Effect of multiple alcohol-based hand rub applications on the tensile properties of thirteen brands of medical exam nitrile and latex gloves," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 13:12, 905-914, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2016.1191640 (See link above).