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Iowa Develops PPE Training for Professionals Working with Ebola Patients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center recently partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to develop a training course on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for professionals working with Ebola patients.

The goal of the course is to provide just-in-time information on donning and doffing PPE procedures while evaluating and managing “Ebola Persons Under Investigation” (PUIs) who are clinically stable and are not experiencing bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea. These are often considered “dry” patients. The training provides learners with the skills to use PPE in a highly intense emergency situations.

The course, “PPE for Ebola,” can be completed in under an hour. The target audience includes public health professionals, emergency management personnel, and healthcare professionals at Tier 4 facilities.

The learning objectives are

The course is located in the Training Source Learning Management System and can be found at