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Ambulance Infection Control: Wrap Removal and Decontamination

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN. A. Kim Hayes, MPH, BSN, RN.


- Published: 08/26/2021 | Running Time: 12:16

This video demonstrates the process for removing plastic sheeting used to wrap the interior of an ambulance's patient care space. This technique may be used when transporting patients with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola or other special pathogen.

This video was created for the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC's Global Center for Health Security.

Funded by contract HHSO100201700005C, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the equipment required for successfully removing the wrap from and decontaminating the ambulance patient care space.
  • Identify the appropriate PPE required while removing the wrap from and decontaminating the ambulance patient care space.
  • Describe the appropriate infection control methods and the process for removing the wrap from and decontaminating the ambulance patient care space.

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