Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016
CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis
Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery after Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Infection Control in Obstetric Services, United States
||Personal protective equipment
||Fluid-resistant, midcalf boot covers
||Fluid-resistant or impermeable†
|Casual contact with patient|
|Performing duties for patient with intact membranes (e.g., delivering food or water, talking with patient, adjusting external monitors)||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Performing duties for patient with ruptured membranes; no touching of patient or bedding
|Noncasual contact with patient|
|Touching patient with ruptured membranes or bedding of patient with ruptured membranes||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Performing vaginal examination||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes‡|
|Performing obstetric procedures§||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
*These personal protective equipment recommendations were developed for this particular patient and do not represent a formal recommendation.
†Impermeable indicates that the material and construction have demonstrated resistance to synthetic blood and simulated bloodborne pathogens; fluid-resistant indicates demonstrated resistance to water (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html).
‡To be used if membranes were ruptured.
§Procedures include placement of fetal scalp electrode or intrauterine pressure catheter; manual removal of placenta; bimanual massage of uterus.