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.
Process For CDC
Employees Suspected of
Contracting an Infectious
Disease) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Support Services Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Pre-Deployment Medical Evaluation (immunizations, travel visit and kit, prophylaxis or self-treatment if indicated, PPE)
Event Specific Medical Coordination Meeting
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.
Team member notifies team leader
Outside agency POC contacts CDC DEOC duty officer for potential evacuation of non-CDC infectious patient 770-488-7100
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.
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.
DEOC duty officer contacts the Incident Support Team Leader to put on alert
OHC physician contacts team leader, the CDC infectious disease liaison with Emory, and the OHS Medical Officer to discuss case
DEO Logistics Support Team Leader contacts the following people to put on standby:
OGH Duty Officer
NCID EC **
Event Communications POC
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.
OHS Director contacts CDC Director with recommendation. Director Decision
“Team” may contact CDC Director via telecon
with EOC duty officer providing a bridge.
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.
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
Activate the EOC medical evacuation cell at
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.