Ebola Readiness Assessment

Linda L. Spaulding, RN, CIC

Services Offered

Reviewing the hospitals readiness to accept and manage Ebola patients using scenario training including a single patient, a small outbreak of 5-19 patients and a larger outbreak.
Offer an optional training course on site for key staff post assessment.

Assessment Team

  1. A Biorisk Management trainer
  2. A Certified Infection Preventionist

Objectives Will Include:

  1. Assess organizational preparedness, facilities and clinical skill sets.
  2. Provide an international experience including measures designed to handle Ebola and similar agents in laboratory environments as well as current best practice in infection risk management.

Scope of Assessment

The assessment will take approximately 3 to 5 days and will follow a risk assessment/survey format. The cost would be based upon the agreed scope of work. The scope could include:

a. only the hospital
b. arrival in the country
c. transport to the hospital
d. discharge from the hospital and other factors.

Issues to be agreed on would be the number of hospitals involvement and other stakeholders such as EMS and others. This would be decided and a written proposal will be provided for review.

Areas of Assessment Would Include:

  1. Management and the organization culture
  2. Training and competency
  3. Risk assessment
  4. Inventory and accountability for materials
  5. Communication
  6. Transport
  7. Isolation measures
  8. PPE
  9. Waste management
  10. Cleaning and decontamination
  11. Security
  12. Other relevant areas and assessment protocol depending on findings with the facility.

A final presentation will be provided to management and written report will be provided upon request.

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