Bryan Medical Center, in conjunction with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, will participate in a full-scale Ebola preparedness simulation on the morning of Tuesday, July 12.
The Ebola preparedness simulation is a citywide effort and is designed to establish a learning environment for participating agencies to exercise emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to the highly contagious and easily transmissible Ebola virus.
During the event, participating institutions will test their procedures for the active arrival of a patient, proper donning of personal protective equipment (PPE), effective treatment of a person under evaluation for the Ebola virus and efficient information sharing between local, state and federal public health organizations.
Following the completion and debrief of the exercise, a press conference will be held with select members of the simulation, health care providers and emergency personnel at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
In 2014, ten people in the United States were treated for the highly infectious disease, with one patient receiving care at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Bryan Medical Center to Participate in Full-Scale Ebola Preparedness Simulation
• Robbie Dumond, Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Manager, Bryan Health
• Video and photo opportunities of the simulation will be available for the media to capture