Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), InterAgency Board (IAB) Interim Guidance for Responders

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Dec 7, 2014

Please see this link for some important interim guidance that has been updated by the CDC relating to the use of PPE and Ebola. This interim guidance is intended for those who are engaged in EMS, fire, law emforcement, and public safety answering point (PSAP) personnel and goes into great detail on providing the highest level of safety to responders who might encounter a suspected ebola patient.

The NFPA has also been involved in this activity with the IAB and the CDC as there is NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations as well as NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program which both are relevant to this subject. NFPA 1999 can be viewed online for free at this here and NFPA 1581 can also be viewed for free at this here.