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Foreign Medical Teams in support of the Ebola outbreak: a UK military model of pre-deployment training and assurance
  1. Christopher Gibson1,
  2. T Fletcher2,
  3. K Clay1 and
  4. A Griffiths3
  1. 1Medical Directorate, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  2. 2Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Lt Col Christopher Gibson, Medical Directorate, ICT Building, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2SQ, UK; christopher.gibson504{at}mod.uk

Abstract

We discuss the training methodology developed and utilised to prepare UK military medical teams to establish an Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. We highlight the process of identifying and mitigating nosocomial risk in the Pre-Deployment Training process, encompassing the challenges of developing, training and assuring a capability at pace, which deployed to deliver high quality clinical care to patients with Ebola Virus Disease.

  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • Ebola Virus Disease
  • Received January 12, 2016.
  • Revision received May 5, 2016.
  • Accepted May 8, 2016.

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  • Received January 12, 2016.
  • Revision received May 5, 2016.
  • Accepted May 8, 2016.
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