Ebola Care Guideline

An Illustrated Process on Personal Protective Equipment

The recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that healthcare workers wear in Ebola treatment areas—waterproof apron, surgical gown, surgical cap, respirator, face shield, boots, and two layers of gloves—significantly reduces the body’s normal way of getting rid of heat by sweating. The PPE holds excess heat and moisture inside, making the worker’s body even hotter. In addition, the increased physical effort to perform duties while carrying the extra weight of the PPE can lead to the healthcare worker getting hotter faster. Wearing PPE increases the risk for heat-related illnesses.

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