Dealing with the deceased who are contaminated with Ebola presents a range of challenges. Flexmort was Winner of the Big Ideas Award for our innovative systems at The University of Warwick U.K, and we provide a range of solutions for the safe handling and storage of the deceased which are all in widespread use by U.K. NHS hospitals, Councils, Governments and the Police and across the world.
There are 3 main issues to consider when dealing with Ebola: 1. Absorbing body fluids 2. Sealing the deceased inside an air tight body bag 3. Cooling the deceased 4. Manual Handling of the deceased
The UK guidance in this area can be found in the Management of Hazard Group 4 viral haemorrhagic fevers and similar human infectious diseases of high consequence – Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens Sept 2014 (click here). This guidance talks of the use of a “leak proof body bag” (p.81) and states staff “should place the body in a double body bag. Absorbent material should be placed between each bag.” (p.82). U.K. NHS hospitals as well as mortuary facilities overseas are using Flexmort products to comply with these requirements and to provide their staff with the best protection possible should the need arise. Furthermore, many of the products are already in general use throughout hospitals and other mortuary facilities.
For more information on our range of equipment for dealing with the deceased potentially infected with Ebola, please click here