Step Care for Ebola/Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Patients: Guidance for International Field Hospitals [open pdf - 5MB]
"This document is intended to help organizations who want to provide care for Ebola virus disease (EVD)/viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) patients determine an appropriate level of medical care that they can provide and anticipate the supplies that may be needed. This guidance may be applicable to other diseases where dehydration and electrolyte imbalance are key contributors to mortality. [...] This guidance provides suggested levels of medical care, as well as potential necessary supplies for patient care using a tiered approach. It is not designed to be comprehensive, and the resources available in the affected country, as well as supply chain integrity, will affect supply decisions. It does not account for the resources needed to support team members and suspect or convalescent isolated patients, nor does it consider the communications, command, and coordination elements that are critical to a successful mission. This guidance also does not cover infection control; training; site layout, including intake/assessment, suspect case testing, patient care (which may be organized by levels), feeding areas, convalescent care, and visiting areas; behavioral health; or other issues necessary for a safe and successful mission. The care of specialized populations, such as pediatric or obstetric patients, may require different expertise and resources, as well as specific changes to clinical care."
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