Captured inside what is known as the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Ebola Kit Building, this image depicts a member of the Stockpile Logistics Team, in the process of assembling an Ebola kit box, which contained personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, to be worn by emergency responders when administering treatment to Ebola patients. Here, the team member was reading a hard copy checklist, as he gathered items that would complete the assembled kits.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) stockpile personnel assembled PPE kits with product from the SNS. Each PPE kit can assist a U.S. hospital-based clinical team member, caring for one Ebola patient, for up to five days.
“CDC’s SNS is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The stockpile ensures the right medicines and supplies are available when and where needed to save lives.”
“When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that medicine and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, the repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies, simultaneously.”
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