Interim Guidance for Preparing Frontline Healthcare Facilities for Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
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Who this is for: State and local health departments and frontline healthcare facilities (acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings including urgent care clinics, and critical access hospitals). This guidance does not address Ebola preparedness for primary care offices and other non-emergent ambulatory care settings.
What this is for: Guidance to assist frontline healthcare facilities and state and local health departments develop preparedness plans for patients under investigation (PUIs) for Ebola virus disease (EVD).
How this relates to other guidance documents/purpose: This guidance provides specific recommendations for frontline healthcare facilities and state and local health departments as they develop Ebola preparedness plans. Context for this guidance document is provided in CDC’s Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients under Investigation and with Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered Approach. In addition, this document complements two other specific CDC guidance documents: Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Assessment Hospitals and Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Treatment Centers.