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Ebola Safety Information

The purpose of this page is to provide information to all members of our community -- clinicians and non-clinicians. 

Please keep in mind there are many different infectious illnesses, and the U.S. Healthcare community - including Envision Healthcare - has the training, equipment and processes necessary to safely care for these patients. All caregivers are trained in the necessary precautions to protect against blood and body fluid contamination from diseases like Ebola.

AMR, EmCare and Evolution Health leaders have been monitoring this issue for the past several weeks and have developed resources, training materials and a 24-hour response center. On the left hand side of this page, you will find links with more information on education and precautions. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.

We want to ensure everyone that we are watching this situation closely and working with the CDC and local health partners to make sure our teams and patients are safe.

Updates

05.11.2015 - Ebola: We Need to Remain Vigilant

We haven’t talked about Ebola in a while. Please, hold your applause. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s gone.Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) identified 33 new...

01.08.2015 - January 8 Update

There have been no new Ebola cases confirmed in the U.S. since Oct. 2014. Therefore, the public health response and oversight have moved from the containment phase to monitoring and surveillance by...

12.03.2014 - December 3 Update

On Dec. 3, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for EMS providers. AMR has reviewed the recommendations and...

11.20.2014 - November 20 Update

The CDC has updated their screening guidance to include the country of Mali. AMR's documents have been updated to reflect that change. Stay steadfast and thanks for all you do!EMS Caregiver...

11.12.2014 - November 12 Update

On Monday, the last known Ebola patient in the US was cleared and is now Ebola-free. We continue to actively monitor the situation and improve protocols and procedures such as this one for Ebola...

10.31.2014 - October 31 Update

Guidance Update and Video from Dr. Ed Racht We’ve Come a Long Way:On Sept. 30, the CDC announced the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. To steal a line from a famous advertising...

10.24.2014 - October 24 Update

Revised PPE GuidelinesWe begin this update with some good news:One of the Dallas nurses undergoing treatment has been found clear of Ebola and the second nurse remains hospitalizedThe initial...

10.17.2014 - October 17 Update

New Caregiver ResourcesPlease check the Caregiver Information page often as new resources are added regularly. Feel free to distribute widely.Ebola: Know the FactsEbola Pocket Card

10.12.2014 - October 12 Update

Scott Bourn, Ed RachtWith the confirmation by the CDC that a nurse caring for Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola, AMR’s medical leaders wanted to provide an...

10.07.2014 - October 7 Update

Scott Bourn, Dr. Ed RachtToday marks the beginning of the second week since the identification of the first U.S. Ebola case in Dallas. At the present time, the CDC is monitoring 10 individuals who...

10.03.2014 - October 3 Update

AMR Guidance for Ebola Patient Transport Preparation For Transport, Patient Movement & Decontamination ProceduresCALL PRE-SCREENING/PLANNINGIt is possible that AMR or other EMS organizations...

10.02.2014 - October 2 Update

Patient ScreeningThe confirmation of an Ebola case in Dallas has led virtually ALL healthcare providers to integrate Ebola screening questions into EVERY patient interaction. In concert with our...

10.01.2014 - October 1 Update

Call Center Information:AMR Communications Centers are working closely with our partners at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch to prepare for modified caller queries regarding Ebola....

09.30.2014 - September 30 Update

A few hours ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the confirmation of the first U.S. diagnosed case of Ebola in Dallas. The patient had recently traveled to the U.S...

09.25.2014 - September 25 Update

The Ebola outbreak provides a good opportunity to review and recommit to the basic principles of disease transmission and protection. Ebola is transmitted through the blood and body fluids of...

09.13.2014 - September 13 Update

Over the past several weeks the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has frequented the headlines. Below you’ll find a summary of current recommendations based on information from the Centers...

08.12.2014 - How Grady EMS managed 2 Ebola Patient Transports

Grady EMS's special operations team had been ready for this type of transport for years; here's how it all came together