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Table 5 Supplies

From: Preparedness of institutions around the world for managing patients with Ebola virus disease: an infection control readiness checklist

  Hospitals that (would) take care of EDV patients Other hospitals Significance
Supplies In place Action needed In place Action needed
Personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e. medical/surgical masks, gloves, gowns, eye protection) is easily accessible to staff especially in frontline areas 55 (80.9) 7 (10.3) 42 (68.9) 6 (9.8) 0.13
Where the supply of PPE is limited, prioritization is done for staff caring for cases 49 (72.1) 8 (11.8) 33 (54.1) 12 (19.7) 0.13
Stockpiling is done for essential supplies and chemoprophylaxis agents according to national guidelines 36 (52.2) 15 (21.7) 22 (36.7) 22 (36.7) 0.12
A process is in place for checks on PPE and other stockpile items to keep items current i.e. not expired by date 37 (53.6) 11 (15.9) 33 (54.1) 16 (26.2) 0.36