Recommendations for Isolation Precaution Step Down and Discharge of Persons Under Investigation or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease Patients   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Preamble: "After someone who has been under investigation for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is determined not to be infectious, or after someone recovering from confirmed EVD is determined to no longer pose a risk to others, significant anxiety (both patient and societal) may occur regarding the patient's ability to infect others in the community. Therefore, the 'standing down' of isolation precautions, as well as preparation for discharge, requires an organized, systematic and evidence-based approach to ensure the patient, family and health care workers are protected at all times. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for two situations: a) In the case of a person under investigation - procedure for ruling out EVD and discharging the patient to the community; and b) In the case of a confirmed EVD patient who is recovering in hospital and determined to no longer pose a risk to others - procedures for standing down the strict isolation precautions, transferring the patient to another part of the hospital, or discharging the patient to the community."

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