COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Despite vaccinations, increased testing and decreased hospitalizations, the virus and its variants are still with us and will be well into 2021, if not beyond. Transporting patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 is still a reality for EMS and still requires vigilance on our part. PPE is still a requirement before entering a home or transporting a patient with suspected COVID-19 and decontaminating the ambulance after the transport is an absolute must.

Captain Ian Lewis demonstrates the decor procedure in this video. It’s worth a refresher if you’ve never done it or haven’t done it in a while.