Ebola and HCID Patient Transport Cooperative Agreement
The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to strengthen national capabilities for interfacility transport of patients with suspect or confirmed High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID).
The project objectives are:
- Develop a State EMS High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport Plan Template;
- Develop three exercises that can be used to evaluate a High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport Plan; and
- Provide an assessment of each state’s capacity and capabilities for the ground transportation of patients with suspect or confirmed HCIDs.