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Management of Patients with Possible VHF

The NHSGGC VHF protocol is based on the ACDP VHF algorithm and is designed to inform frontline staff on the local processes for risk assessment and management of patients suspected of having a viral haemorrhagic fever.

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Health Protection Scotland

Additional guidance for Primary Care, Dental Practices and Community Pharmacies are available from Health Protection Scotland.

Information for Primary Care: Managing Patients Who Require Assessment for Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola: Patients Presenting With Fever in Community Pharmacies:

Ebola: Patients Presenting With Fever in Dental Practices

The full Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) guidance and the complete risk assessment algorithm are also available from their website:

This page also contains regularly update HPS Briefing note on the Ebola virus disease situation, HPS guidance on infection control precautions, and the Scottish Ambulance Service guidance on transporting suspected VHF patients,  as well as additional HPS documents covering:

  • Advice for UK Border Force Staff
  • Advice for Immigration Removal Centres
  • Advice and Risk Assessment for Educational, Childcare and Young Persons’ Settings
  • Advice and Risk Assessment for Universities and Further Education Establishments
  • Posters and Leaflets for Air and Sea Ports

Guidance for other settings is available from:

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Personal Protection Equipment - Donning and Safe Removal

The correct order for donning and the safe order for removal and disposal of Personal Protection Equipment.
 
In order to further support the ongoing Viral Haemorrhagic response in Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland/Health Protection Scotland in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Ayrshire and Arran have produced a short film  clip (24 minutes) entitled Viral Haemorrhagic Fever- The correct order for donning and the safe order for removal and disposal of Personal Protection Equipment

In addition a slide set based on the content of the film clip and a short summary sheet reflecting the steps involved in the donning and removal and disposal processes of PPE in relation to VHF have also been produced. These can be accessed at the same webpage.

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Volunteering in West Africa

If you are considering volunteering to support the humanitarian effort in West Africa, should read this letter from the Acting Chief Medical Officer:

and then discuss with your line manger.

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