EMS Response to High-Risk Patients

The following videos were produced to be delivered as part of the course EMS Response to High-Risk Patients, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The course and videos were completed in March, 2016 to deliver the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for EMS personnel responding to high risk (Category A) infectious agents. 

These videos were made with help from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Office of Emergency Management (OPEM) and the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), Fallon Ambulance Service, and Boston Emergency Medical Services.

The videos were created according to the Center for Disease Control’s, ”Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States,” published September, 2015. Always utilize the latest State and Agency protocols in the evaluation, care, and transport of the sick and injured.

Suggested BIO PPE Donning Procedure

Patient Transport & Transfer: Loading

Patient Transport & Transfer: Unloading

suggested ppe Doffing procedure

Massachusetts Department of Public HealthThe DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training Branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness in conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This course is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPDH) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.