The CDC has released guidelines with detailed information on the type of personal protective equipment and the procedure for donning and removing, for healthcare workers managing Ebola patients.
The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used and on the processes for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and removing) PPE for all healthcare workers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with Ebola virus disease (Ebola). The guidance in this document reflects lessons learned from the recent experiences of U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients and emphasizes the importance of training, practice, competence, and observation of healthcare workers in correct donning and doffing of PPE selected by the facility.
This guidance contains the following key principles:
Link to the CDC guidance: http://1.usa.gov/10hXJoz