This image was created by Nahid Bhadelia, MD, Assistant Prof. of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases, and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center. It was captured while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2014, Domestic Ebola ETU Training Course for healthcare workers was underway. The program had been designed in order to educate participants who would be deployed, as members of the West African Ebola Response team, as to the proper protocols to be followed when treating Ebola patients. In this particular view, one of the training participants was in the process of demonstrating how to properly secure a face mask that was designed to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth, and which itself, would be covered by additional head coverings, and goggles (see PHIL 18144).
The 3-day courses took place at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. Training participants included physicians, nurses and other providers who were to be deployed to countries affected by the Ebola epidemic, thereby, providing direct patient care. "The primary purpose of the courses was to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease, and its transmission routes in order to work safely and efficiently in a well-designed Ebola treatment unit (ETU)."