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IMPORTANT: It is imperative for end users/PPE wearers to conduct a hazard assessment prior to potential exposure to determine the appropriate level of ensemble protection Biosafety levels are used by response organizations to categorize levels of biohazard containment and protection and related PPE guidance *Source: U S Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Centers Level of Risk to Saskatchewan Risk of Ebola and Symptoms or Patient Care Activities Routine practices as for all patients Nitrile Gloves Fluid resistant Mask Level 4 fluid resistant g own with knitted cuffs or thumb loops Full face shield Increase to: N95 Respirator Add: head cover shoe covers Increase PPE level to : Double gloves impervious booties fluid resistant head cover Patient

CDC PPE Procedures for treating Ebola Patients

Beyond this more layers of PPE may make it more difficult to perform patient care duties and put healthcare workers at greater risk for percutaneous injury (e g needlesticks) self-contamination during care or doffing or other exposures to Ebola If healthcare facilities decide to add additional PPE or modify this PPE guidance they must consider the risk/benefit of any modification and

At this stage and until the assessment has been completed the patient would remain low risk If patient is now deemed potentially high risk then patient and family must be informed of this suspicion and informed that the patient is now in isolation and that from this point staff wearing full Ebola PPE will attend to the patient's needs

The level of mid-calf should be used if patients have vomiting or diarrhea 2 Based on number of patients and internal staffing and shift policies for isolation units (see Checklist #8) determine total number of staff that would need to don and doff PPE to interact with a suspect Ebola patient 3 Work through your routine internal supply chain process to requisition needed PPE component

Low Risk2 PPE an increased protection level corresponding to increased likelihood of responder or healthcare worker exposure High Risk PPE the highest recommended protection level corresponding to high likelihood of responder exposure Each organization should determine the threat level—as shown in the table above—based on an assessment of the specific mission responsibilities and work

Healthcare workers in Ebola-affected countries (who have direct patient contact) are at high risk for Ebola especially if they do not apply precautions appropriately Ebola is not infectious in the incubation period As long as an individual remains symptom free (healthy) they do not pose a danger to their families or colleagues Healthcare workers with known Ebola exposure or those working

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Given the intensive and invasive care that U S hospitals provide for Ebola patients the tightened guidelines are more directive in recommending no skin exposure when PPE is worn CDC is recommending all of the same PPE included in the August 1 2014 guidance with the addition of coveralls and single-use disposable hoods

Ebola virus disease exposure assessment form (long) Author: Queensland Health Subject: Ebola virus disease exposure assessment form for Queensland Keywords: Ebola virus disease exposure assessment form exposure risk assessment Ebola EVD Ebola risk assessment assessing Ebola risk in Queensland Created Date: 5/6/2015 8:19:10 AM

Risk Assessment Because travel to high-risk areas is one of the risk factors for transmission these guidelines address patients who are considered at high risk for EVD who meet travel criteria In addition exposure to a known EVD patient has also been included in the assessment

The following Risk Assessment for Performing Laboratory Testing on Suspected Ebola Cases was issued on Oct 20 and is based upon recent new or updated web links concerning care for patients under investigation for Ebola virus disease Lab Procedures for Ebola Specimens Specimen collection Specimen transport Preparation of specimen for testing Centrifugation Specimen workup BSC

For further information related to PPE use please contact your local 3M Personal Safety Division Technical Services team As selection of appropriate PPE should be based upon a site-specific risk assessment conducted by qualified individuals there is no '3M recommended list' of PPE Specific scenarios and PPE selection will differ

specific risk assessment that includes a review of the care level and tasks anticipated work and environmental conditions and controls in place This assessment will determine the correct PPE required for protection of the staff members who provide direct care or support services throughout the continuum of care from out-patient assessment to critical care to recovery or mortuary care

At this stage and until the assessment has been completed the patient would remain low risk If patient is now deemed potentially high risk then patient and family must be informed of this suspicion and informed that the patient is now in isolation and that from this point staff wearing full Ebola PPE will attend to the patient's needs

Although Ebola is rare it has the potential for person-to-person transmission including HCWs not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) family members or others who provide care and/or have direct contact with an infected person EMS staff must take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission by following the guidance below

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UK risk assessment WHO declaration WHO Ebola website VHF risk assessment PHE VHF management and con-trol– Department of health Imported Fever Service Laboratory Services ED Senior Team v3 10th October 2014 PPE Supplies for trolley Scrubs Non-sterile gloves surgical gloves Plastic aprons with sleeves Surgical gown hat ody suit with hood Surgical mask Fit tested FFP3 masks

Given the intensive and invasive care that U S hospitals provide for Ebola patients the tightened guidelines are more directive in recommending no skin exposure when PPE is worn CDC is recommending all of the same PPE included in the August 1 2014 guidance with the addition of coveralls and single-use disposable hoods

IMPORTANT: It is imperative for end users/PPE wearers to conduct a hazard assessment prior to potential exposure to determine the appropriate level of ensemble protection Biosafety levels are used by response organizations to categorize levels of biohazard containment and protection and related PPE guidance *Source: U S Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Centers

30 08 2018Beyond this more layers of PPE may make it more difficult to perform patient care duties and put healthcare workers at greater risk for percutaneous injury (e g needlesticks) self-contamination during care or doffing or other exposures to Ebola If healthcare facilities decide to add additional PPE or modify this PPE guidance they must consider the risk/benefit of any modification and

UK risk assessment WHO declaration WHO Ebola website VHF risk assessment PHE VHF management and con-trol– Department of health Imported Fever Service Laboratory Services ED Senior Team v3 10th October 2014 PPE Supplies for trolley Scrubs Non-sterile gloves surgical gloves Plastic aprons with sleeves Surgical gown hat ody suit with hood Surgical mask Fit tested FFP3 masks

Ebola Assessment Hospitals Ebola assessment hospitals are facilities prepared to receive and isolate a patient with possible EVD and care for the patient until a diagnosis of EVD can be confirmed or ruled out and until discharge or transfer is completed All states particularly those that are not planning to designate Ebola treatment centers

Biosafety Risk Assessment: General Considerations Worksheet This is intended to be used in conjunction with the "Conducting a Biosafety Risk Assessment" Standard Operating Procedure This worksheet is meant to be used in the "Analysis of Overall Procedural

• All medical staff wore high level PPE • A risk assessment was carried out between the ID consultant and the Imported Fever Service (IFS) in London She was assessed as having a high probability of Ebola infection based on her history and symptoms • Public health activities including contact tracing were initiated • A specimen of her blood was taken by Category A transport to the

Recent recommendations to increase the level or amount of PPE worn by HCWs may not provide improved protection for the HCW Experiences with EVD care have shown that HCWs are placed most at risk of self-contamination when removing their PPE This could place a HCW in a position of using PPE that is unfamiliar and more complicated to remove resulting in inadvertent self-contamination To

a regional risk assessment to identify local health system risks and potential gaps in health care worker protection at the regional level This includes working with all hospitals (including screening hospitals) to assess capacity to manage infectious disease threats and to consider interactions within the health system such as referral

This guidance is based on the highly precautionary principle of instituting the highest level of PPE as early as is practical and maintaining this level of protection until the individual is declared disease free or is no longer in the care of NHS Wales In the overwhelming majority of cases in Wales the individual will not have EVD In the unlikely event that an individual has EVD the risk

Level 1 PPE Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare and potentially fatal zoonotic infection caused by the Ebola virus The virus is spread via direct contact with blood or body fluids (saliva vomit faeces urine semen) of a person with symptomatic infection followed by the entry of infected blood or body fluids through unprotected broken skin or mucous membranes (eyes mouth or nose