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Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals

Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals

Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

The following informational materials demonstrate the procedures described in CDC guidance for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and removing) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease (Ebola). These informational materials are intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare provider.

Prior to working with Ebola patients, all healthcare providers involved in the care of Ebola patients must receive training and demonstrate competency in performing all Ebola-related infection control practices and procedures, specifically in donning and doffing proper PPE.

Please Note: These informational materials are made available for educational and informational purposes only and are intended to supplement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidance on Personal Protection Equipment To Be Used By Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing), current as of October 20, 2014 and available at https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html. These informational materials are not intended to constitute or be substituted for direct training, medical or treatment advice. The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and their affiliates and subsidiaries disclaim responsibility and liability for any and all claims of harm arising from or in connection with these informational materials and related activities.

These training tools are being released urgently to provide practical tools for healthcare providers preparing to manage or managing patients with Ebola in U.S. healthcare facilities. These videos will be updated and refined on an ongoing basis based on user feedback and best practices in managing patients with Ebola in U.S. hospitals.

Disclaimer: The names of any commercial products that appear in this video are for information purposes only, and the use of these names does not represent an endorsement of those products by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation or their affiliates.

Acknowledgement: These informational materials were created in collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Salesforce Foundation, Miami University, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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