Abstract

The 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak response resulted in many lessons learned about biocontainment patient care, leading to enhanced domestic capabilities for highly infectious and hazardous communicable diseases. However, additional opportunities for improvement remain. The article identifies and describes key considerations and challenges for laboratory analysis, clinical management, transportation, and personnel management during the care of patients infected with Ebola or other special pathogens. Dedication to maintaining preparedness enables biocontainment patient care teams to perform at the highest levels of safety and confidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Biocontainment
  • Biosecurity
  • Clinical management
  • Ebola virus
  • Emerging diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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