Ebola Situational Awareness and First Responder Guidance
The state has issued the following guidance for first responders using personal protection equipment while responding or transporting a suspected or confirmed Ebola patient:
Letters were also sent out to emergency management, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel with information about Ebola. You can read them below.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted the following guidance documents on www.cdc.gov for first responders regarding Ebola.
- Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
- Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points for Management of Patients with Known of Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
- Guidance on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment for First Responders
For more information about Ebola, visit the Indiana State Department of Health webpage: http://www.in.gov/isdh/26447.htm.