This image was created by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Advisor, Cleopatra Adedeji, RRT, BSRT, while the CDC’s 2014, Domestic Training Course for healthcare workers was underway. Captured inside the mock Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), this student had just completed the simulated phlebotomy, or blood drawing, exercise, and was in the process of receiving instructions as to how to safely remove her complement of personal protective equipment (PPE). This was one of the entries in the 2015 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest.
The 3-day courses took place at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency 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 course 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 ETU."