Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 activations for Ebola virus disease. Academic Article uri icon


  • In response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014, specific procedures for personal protective equipment use were developed in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for the isolation care of patients with the illness. This brief report describes the 2 different levels used for patient care and presents the rationales for the specialized processes.

published proceedings

  • Am J Infect Control

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Beam, E. L., Schwedhelm, S., Boulter, K., Kratochvil, C., Lowe, J., Hewlett, A., Gibbs, S. G., & Smith, P. W.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Beam, Elizabeth L||Schwedhelm, Shelly||Boulter, Kathleen||Kratochvil, Christopher||Lowe, John||Hewlett, Angela||Gibbs, Shawn G||Smith, Philip W

publication date

  • March 2016