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CDC Publishes Revised Ebola Guidelines and Announces New Monitoring Program

Posted by Health Law Informer Author on October 23, 2014
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The CDC recently announced stricter guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment for United States healthcare workers providing healthcare services to patients with Ebola (“Guidelines”). According to the CDC, the Guidelines have three core principles:

  • All healthcare workers undergo rigorous training and are practiced and competent with personal protective equipment, including putting it on and taking it off in a systemic manner
  • No skin exposure when personal protective equipment is worn
  • All workers are supervised by a trained monitor who watches each worker putting personal protective equipment on and taking it off.

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