Ebola Initiative

Ebola Screening

We believe that hospitals and healthcare workers can safely manage patients with Ebola by following recommended isolation, biosafety and infection control procedures, triage, patient and infections waste management. Early recognition, identification and isolation of patients with potential Ebola is critical. The ERGRF BEAMS team has experience in strengthening capacity of healthcare workers and facilities through face-to-face teaching and online virtual support using video conferencing and social network communication technologies.

Our "whole community" approach to capacity building strengthens the management, development, and deployment of appropriate risk-mitigating countermeasures for exposure to the Ebola virus that are vital components and strengthens any hospital or medical facility emergency operations plan (EOP).

Our programs provide:

  • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) awareness training
  • Selection of PPE
  • Wearing and removing PPE (Donning and Doffing of PPE)
  • Isolation and containment strategies
  • Patient management and triage strategies
  • Emergency responder training
  • Safe transport of patients
  • Managing diagnostic samples and safe laboratory practice
  • EVD safe morgue and burial practices
  • Medical surveillance programs for staff
  • Decontamination and waste management
  • Laundry management
  • Communication and risk management strategies for public health officials and community leaders
  • Family member training