[Music full with sound effects] The exercise is called Tranquil Terminus. We have 4 patients who have tested positive for Ebola. It’s a neat opportunity to both prepare
and practice for any kind of possible contagion. 2 patients will be received in Spokane, Washington and 2 in Los Angeles, where they’ll be going to their treatment facilities. You know, you’re looking at probably 50
different organizations that came together to make this exercise happen. To be able to have this opportunity to welcome the patients here, have our responders meet them and work collaboratively to get the patients safely to care at the regional ebola treatment center, it’s extremely important that we
do that. [Music full with sound effects] This is a patient movement capability that allows us to move patients with highly infectious disease from a rural area to a hospital that can provide services for the disease that they have. [Music full with sound effects] Since we have 2 that are ambulatory, they’ll be faster, so you can go ahead and hit the two ambulatory and get them up. In this situation, the patients signs and
symptoms matched with their previous travel history to the region that was having a current Ebola outbreak, and given those signs and symptoms, we quickly isolated the patients, were able to activate our Ebola protocols within the facility, and start the process
of getting them transported to the treatment facility. We transported them in an isopod and for exercise play, we’ll take him out of the isopod and put him on the aircraft. About 15 minutes in I‘m going to put an inject in, that one of the patients goes from dry to wet. We actually have a special ambulance that we use. The ambulance is wrapped in plastic, and the only thing that ambulance is used for is special pathogens patients like you’re seeing here today. Those are patients that have come in contact with some highly disease of any type, not just Ebola, but that is what we typically practice. The challenge of this exercise is that every patient we’re moving is highly infectious. One of our goals is to ensure the safety of not only the providers, but of the general public throughout the entire patient movement process. [Music full with sound effects] They have landed at L A X and then they were transported to the regional infectious disease treatment center, and that’s at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and I know they’re on route to Cedars Sinai and we’re waiting for the
announcement that they have arrived safely. Patient #2 is offloaded and in Cedar’s care?
All right. Well, congratulations; thanks for the phone call. All right, so we’re going
to consider this END EX. For these high risk events, it’s important
that we get these opportunities to practice, because the day it happens, we need to be prepared. We don’t know if a disease is going to present itself in our community. I believe we are more prepared today than we were yesterday, and with the lessons learned and building those into our plans, we’ll
be even more prepared tomorrow. [Music full with sound effects] Produced at U.S. taxpayer expense by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.

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