Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence
This ECDC tutorial entitled ‘Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence’ presents the fundamental concepts of personal protective equipment (PPE) and barrier nursing to support preparedness in hospitals across Europe. It provides practical information on the proper use of PPE at the point of care, including technical requirements and procurement aspects.
Furthermore, it aims to strengthen preparedness and capacities for the safe use of PPE in hospitals in Europe and other countries with equivalent standards in health care.
Version 1 of this document was published on 29 October 2014 as ‘Critical aspects of the safe use of personal protective equipment.’
Tutorial on the safe use of personal protective equipment
This tutorial aims to provide trainers with practical information on different options for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare settings in Europe
Public health emergency preparedness for cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola) in Belgium: a peer review
8 Oct 2015 - In March 2015, ECDC conducted a country visit in Belgium to explore the level of Ebola preparedness.
Ebola preparedness peer review mission, Romania
8 Oct 2015 - This mission report describes the visit to Romania in March of an ECDC led team of experts at the invitation of the Romanian government.
Public health emergency preparedness for cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola) in Portugal: a peer review 30 March – 1 April 2015
22 Jun 2015 - Following an invitation from the Portuguese public health authorities, an ECDC team visited Lisbon to conduct a review of Portugal’s emergency preparedness systems for imported cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola).