|Description:||This 1981 image depicts a virtual patient, who was actually a healthy participant in a practice activity, sitting up in a bed inside a Vicker’s patient-isolation unit. At this point in the exercise, she was having a blood sample drawn by another of the participants, who was separated from the pseudo-patient by a plastic drapery, and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which she’d be wearing had this been a real emergent biohazardous scenario. A Vicker’s patient-isolation unit would be used to transport critically-ill patients to nearby medical centers.|
The image was captured during a trial run of a patient taken from CDC to a nearby medical center. A doctor was administering care to the patient with supportive help from the Isolation Unit medical staff. See PHIL 14505 through 14529, for imagery documenting this practice emergent situational scenario.