High-Consequence Infectious Disease: 10 Principles for Patient Safety

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with patients arriving in the US and Europe for treatment, raised awareness of the need for renewed efforts to safely care for patients with highly pathogenic infectious diseases. It is important that we recognize, assess and plan to address the risk rationally and proactively. As we saw, a reactive, after-the-event approach creates problems.

This white paper provides an overview of these issues to assist design teams and our clients develop appropriate operational and facility responses for both emergency room intake and patient care biocontainment units.

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