Protecting EMS in the Era of High Consequence Infectious Diseases-New Tools from MDH
Description: This presentation will discuss new concepts of managing high consequence infectious diseases in EMS. This term is being used to broaden recommendations from just Ebola to other diseases currently occurring in the world and might present in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has been working on new tools for health care entities to use to screen and manage a person suspected with a high consequence infectious disease. The process extends from the first responders to the hospitals.
- The participant will be able to describe how a patient can be assessed for a high consequence infectious disease.
- The participant will be able to choose personal protective equipment needed to care for a person with a HCID.
- The participant will be able to describe every day practices that can prevent exposure to infectious agents.