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CDC algorithm for EMS and 9-1-1 Management of Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease Posted on CDC Web Sites for Quick Reference

Date: 2015-01-20
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The CDC algorithm for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in the United States has now been posted at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ems-911-patients-with-possible-ebola.pdf.

This PDF document can be printed and posted in the dispatch center for quick reference.

A link to the algorithm was also added at the top of the EMS guidance page: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html.

Other CDC information for health care workers that may be of interest can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.htmll. The algorithm can be found on this webpage under the section “Medical Transport.”

Thanks for all you do,

Drew E. Dawson, Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via CDC, 1/19/15)

 

 

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