Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals

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Guide

Title

Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals

Description

Key Points

  • Healthcare providers caring for pregnant women in U.S. hospitals should be prepared to screen patients for EVD and have a plan in place to triage these patients.
  • Obstetric management of pregnant women with EVD, particularly decisions about mode of delivery for women in labor, needs to consider risks to the woman, risks of exposure for healthcare providers, and potential benefits to the neonate.
  • Healthcare workers who are pregnant should not care for patients with EVD.
  • Pregnant PUIs or patients with confirmed EVD should be hospitalized, and CDC guidance for hospitalized PUIs or patients with confirmed EVD should be followed.

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Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2018-05-30

Objectives

Who this is for: Healthcare providers working in emergency departments and labor and delivery units in U.S. hospitals.

What this is for: Guidance on how to screen pregnant women for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and how to care for pregnant women as patients under investigation (PUIs) for or with confirmed EVD, including considerations for pregnant healthcare workers.

How to use: This guidance is intended to help U.S. hospitals develop a plan for screening and treating pregnant PUIs or patients with confirmed EVD.

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