CDC Updates Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Guidance for Healthcare Settings
August 22, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidance on managing individuals with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever, now available on CDC's website. The guidance focuses on the hospital setting, but CDC notes that the recommendations for personal protective equipment and environmental infection control measures are applicable to any healthcare setting. The agency emphasizes that for the purposes of the guidelines, healthcare personnel refers to all persons, paid or unpaid, working in healthcare settings who have the potential for exposure to patients and/or to infectious materials, including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, or contaminated air.