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Table 4 Caring for Ebola patients in the Northern hemisphere; main success factors

From: The 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Hands On

- Designating a single individual who is in charge
- Team building with input from every team member
- Institutional leadership
- Developing efficient procedures and precautions
- Developing and testing standard operating procedures (and modifying them as needed)
- Using a “buddy system”
- Training of observers for ensuring the adequacy of donning and doffing procedures
- Anticipating on laboratory requirements
- Daily debriefings (once the patient is admitted)
- Clear and transparent communication