Middle Georgia first responders are prepared if Ebola spreads

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mid Georgia Ambulance representatives said their emergency responders know exactly how to hand a potentially infected patient.

Mark Bandy, The Director of Clinical Education and Performance Improvement with Mid Georgia Ambulance, said they have been reviewing training.

They also gave all of their EMAs and paramedics a card with quick reference tips.

“We’ve cautioned our medics to use a healthy dose of common sense and follow the protocols. To use the protective equipment to keep any fluids away from them and get that patient to the hospital as quickly as possible,” explained Arnett.

Arnett adds first responders are trained to avoid using invasive procedures with the patient in the ambulance. They would also clean the vehicle from top to bottom once the patient is removed.

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