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Transfer of Critically Ill Patients with a Contagious Infectious Disease

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

Some infectious diseases can produce fulminant infections that are contagious to those who come in contact with the patient. In such situations the transport of the critically ill patient requires specialized containment stretchers and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care workers involved in the transfer.

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