Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Video: The Emory Ebola PPE Doffing Protocol




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Earlier today, in The Ebola PPE Demonstration Video we looked at the CDC’s recommended PPE doffing procedure when using an N95 respirator, hood and gown, a technique used at the University of Nebraska Medical Center when treating Ebola cases.


Emory University has also treated Ebola cases, but utilizes PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) and a `hazmat’ style suit for PPE, and therefore the doffing procedure is somewhat different.


Yesterday Emory University uploaded the following video showing their protocols for PPE removal for HCWs treating suspected or confirmed Ebola cases.   This video, and the N95 version, should be required viewing for every member of the healthcare community.


Doffing Personal Protective Equipment: Emory Healthcare Preparedness Protocols



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