Nebraska Biocontainment Unit shares Ebola discharge, decontamination protocol

The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which has hosted several Ebola patients, has shared protocols for handling Ebola patients.

Specifically, the protocols addressed how to:

  • Discharge a patient treated for the Ebola virus
  • Safely remove the body of a patient who has died from Ebola
  • Decontaminate the isolation unit and patient room after a patient with Ebola has been discharged or has died

The NBU was designed to provide the first line of treatment for people affected by bioterrorism or extremely infectious naturally occurring diseases. It is equipped with 10 beds and numerous safety features, and it can receive patients from anywhere in the country.

To read the full NBU Ebola protocols, click here.



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