Healthcare and emergency response professionals from throughout the Basin met Wednesday morning at Ashley Regional Medical Center for a special training hosted by the Uintah Basin Healthcare Coalition. Gary Hall, from Global Preparedness, LLC, provided ISO-POD training. An ISO-POD is a portable vinyl enclosure that creates a negative airspace to transport patients with biologically infectious diseases. The unit is used to quarantine an infected person in cases like Ebola, Influenza, or other highly contagious diseases. It also allows first responders and medical staff to treat the patient without contaminating ambulances or areas passed within the hospital during transport. Thankfully, the ISO-POD can also be decontaminated and reused. In attendance at the training were representatives from Jensen Fire, Gold Cross Ambulance, Ashley Regional Medical Center, Uintah Basin Healthcare, TriCounty Health Department, Bureau of Land Management, Uintah School District nurses and other area partners.
GARY HALL, GLOBAL PREPAREDNESS, LLC, DISCUSSES THE ISO-POD IN TRAINING