Preparedness and Response to Ebola, and Other Healthcare-Related Issues

Tuesday, May 24 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Healthcare, Protective Clothing and Equipment

Arrangers: R. Brown, Gloves By Web, Mequon, WI; M. Jones, Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA. Moderator: K. Garg, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Tacoma, WA. Monitors: G. Byrns, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; R. Phalen, School of Science and Computer Engineering, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

Managing the Potential Hazards from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) with Personal Medical Electronic Devices in Workplaces J. Bowman and G. Calvert, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; G. Girard, Medtronic, PLC, Minneapolis, MN; D. Witters, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD.

10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Developing an Effective and Flexible Ebola Preparedness Plan M. Tortora, Safety & Security, CT Children’s Medical Center, Middletown, CT.

11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Ebola Virus Disease Waste Management in the Medical Treatment Facility L. Baetz, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. *WITHDRAWN*

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Support in the Ebola Effort N. Woollen, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft Detrick, MD.L. Baetz, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. *WITHDRAWN*

11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Acute Symptoms and Exposure to Hydrogen Peroxide, Acetic Acid and Peracetic Acid in Hospital Cleaning Staff B. Hawley, M. Casey, M. Virji, and J. Cox-Ganser, Respiratory Health Division, CDC/NIOSH, Morgantown, WV.

12:10 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Effect of Multiple Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Treatments on Tensile Strength and Elongation of Thirteen Brands of Medical Exam Nitrile and Latex Gloves P. Gao, G. Niezgoda, and R. Shaffer, CDC/NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA; M. Horvatin and R. Weible, URS Corporation, Aiken, SC.