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Tab 7 (Medical Evacuation Process For CDC Employees Suspected of Contracting an Infectious Disease) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Support Services Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). 1.

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Team member meets clinical threshold

Tab 7 (Medical Evacuation

Process For CDC

Employees Suspected of

Contracting an Infectious

Disease) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Support Services Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

1

Pre-Deployment Medical Evaluation (immunizations, travel visit and kit, prophylaxis or self-treatment if indicated, PPE)

Event Specific Medical Coordination Meeting

2

3

Clinical threshold as determined by OHC prior

to deployment into effected area. (For Avian flu:

Fever >100.4 and respiratory symptoms and

current or recent work with avian/pandemic influenza.

Team member meets clinical threshold

1) Deployed team leader or 2) CDC event team

leader in Atlanta. The event team leader can be

reached through the DEOC 24/7 at 770.488.7100.

4

Team member notifies team leader

Outside agency POC contacts CDC DEOC duty officer for potential evacuation of non-CDC infectious patient 770-488-7100

5

Team leader contacts CDC DEOC duty officer 770-488-7100

Try to contact OHC physician while on the

phone with the individual or team leader.

404.639.4444

6

DEOC duty officer calls CDC Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) or the physician on-call

** Notification Process takes place

Discuss clinical condition, mitigating factors,

requirement for evacuation, alternatives, etc.

6a

DEOC duty officer contacts the Incident Support Team Leader to put on alert

7

OHC physician contacts team leader, the CDC infectious disease liaison with Emory, and the OHS Medical Officer to discuss case

6b

DEO Logistics Support Team Leader contacts the following people to put on standby:

OGH Duty Officer

NCID EC **

Event Communications POC

8

OHC physician contacts the Logistics Support Team Lead to discuss options

OHC clinic physician contacts the Logistics

Support Team Lead, who in-turn, notifies

the other team members. Can be done via

telecon with EOC duty officer facilitating a bridge.

Should include the Team Lead if available.

Recommend action

9

OHS Director contacts CDC Director with recommendation. Director Decision

“Team” may contact CDC Director via telecon

with EOC duty officer providing a bridge.

Do not

evacuate

*

Monitor the situation

** The NCID EC will make contact with CDC staff

that have a need to know the situation. He/She

maintains lists of those that require notification and is

responsible for making the notifications.

Evacuate

Evacuation cell 24/7 until mission complete

Single POC for the CDC during the evacuation.

Responsible for planning and execution

Staffed as required by operations, clinical and

support staff.

10

Activate the EOC medical evacuation cell at

404-639-5122

11

Initiate MEDEVAC procedures

* If monitoring is required, will be done by occupational health clinic personnel. If condition changes, assemble

team again for re-evaluation and recommendation.


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