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Table 8 Clinical management of patients

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
Clinical management of patients In place Action needed In place Action needed Significance
Clinicians especially frontline clinicians in the ICU and EMDs are trained in recognizing the characteristics of patients with EVD 41 (62.1) 6 (9.1) 29 (52.7) 9 (16.4) 0.38
Clinicians are aware of the basic principles of supportive clinical care for patients with EVD 48 (72.7) 4 (6.1) 29 (51.8) 14 (25.0) < 0.01
Laboratories have protocols in place for the detection of EVD 40 (61.5) 12 (18.5) 25 (44.6) 15 (26.8) 0.31
Laboratories have protocols for the diagnosis of fever in travelers returning from West Africa in particular ruling out malaria and typhoid promptly 37 (56.1) 16 (24.2) 34 (60.7) 8 (14.3) 0.43
ICU facilities are available for patients with suspected and probable EVD to receive the best supportive care 31 (47.7) 23 (35.4) 14 (25.0) 20 (35.7) 0.21
Renal replacement therapy is available for patients with renal failure due to EVD 15 (22.7) 29 (43.9) 9 (16.1) 22 (39.3) 0.77
A process is in place for fast tracking access to any new therapeutics which might become available for treatment or chemoprophylaxis of EVD 18 (27.3) 30 (45.5) 1 (1.8) 31 (56.4) < 0.01