Tech Tour: Johns Hopkins Hospital Bio-Containment Unit

Wednesday, May 25 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (not including travel time)

biocontanimation protective gearBeginning in the Fall of 2014, Johns Hopkins Hospital began designing a nursing unit specifically designed to treat Ebola patients. Construction was completed in Spring of 2015, and in June 2015, Johns Hopkins was named one of nine regional treatment centers for Ebola and other special pathogens. The unit, known as the BCU or Bio-Containment Unit, includes three patient rooms, each with rooms on either side of it for donning and doffing PPE, its own lab for testing patient specimens, and a waste management system that can treat linens, protective equipment, and bodily fluids on-site. It also is equipped to perform ultrasounds and X-rays without moving patients outside of containment.

The tour may be cancelled in the event the unit is activated.

Capacity: 20

Requirements for participation during tour

  • Participants will be screened by JHMI security personnel and will be issued a wrist band.