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Are EMS providers prepared for HID?
Determining training and education needs pertaining to highly infectious disease preparedness and response: A gap analysis survey of U.S. emergency medical services practitioners.
Le AB, Buehler SA, Maniscalco PM, Lane P, et al.
This month we discussed a study that explores the depth of U.S. EMS practitioners’ highly infectious disease (HID) training and education. Highlighted by the Ebola outbreak in 2014, the authors of this study noticed a lack of consistent HID guidelines and training for EMS workers, and wanted to better understand how prepared EMS providers are for patients and scenarios involving HID.