Rolyn Responds to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Crisis

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With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease.

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Team’s collective scope of services include:

  •     Ebola site evaluation & preparation (including facility dedicated standby responders)
  •     Ebola plan implementation
  •     Ebola incident response
  •     Post Ebola incident management

The Team understands the complications of working in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities; it has successfully completed projects working in these environments, including high profile and high hazard incidents.

Rolyn Healthcare is currently working with multiple hospitals to assist in the preparedness to manage and prevent Ebola transmission. These steps include the rapid construction of negative pressure rooms - Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) - with attached anterooms, as well as evaluation of existing conditions in a specialized environment to control exposure from one segment of occupants and the general occupancy. We also perform evaluation and review of mechanical isolation control measures, personnel responsibilities and standard operation procedures for crisis response, the development of remedial engineering solutions, implementation oversight and measurement, verifications, and corresponding scope of work. Rolyn's Team will adhere to applicable federal, state, and local requirements, guidance, and recommended best practices.

In the event of a positive finding of Ebola, the Team is positioned for rapid deployment and clean-up operations. This reposnse includes Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) trained and equipped personnel, oversight of operations and maintenance of facility structures, isolation pressurization monitoring, personnel protective measures and implementation, waste disposal management direction, as well as interaction with healthcare facility IH/Safety staff, federal, state, and local health departments.

Dr. David Kuhar, Medical Officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC gave the following statement, “Any US hospital that is following CDC's infection control recommendations, and can isolate a patient in a private room,‎ is capable of safely managing a patient with Ebola virus disease.”

Sam Bergman, CEO of Rolyn, commented, “Healthcare facility managers, risk managers, and infection control professionals need to plan ahead and be prepared to deal with this Ebola crisis. Rolyn is prepared and equipped to help our clients combat the spread of Ebola.”

Deadly human Ebola outbreaks have been confirmed in the following countries: United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and the Republic of the Congo (ROC). In July 2014, as the Ebola epidemic expanded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, an air traveler brought Ebola to Nigeria. According to the World Health Organization, "there is no specific treatment or vaccine," and the fatality rate can be up to 90%.

If you suspect your facility has been exposed to the Ebola virus, immediately contact the CDC and your State’s Department of Health.

About Rolyn

Rolyn Companies, Inc. is an award-winning, privately-held, full-service disaster recovery, restoration, decontamination, and remediation firm headquartered in Rockville, MD. For over 35 years, Rolyn has successfully completed projects for commercial, hospitality, industrial, government, educational, multifamily, and healthcare facilities.

For more information please visit http://www.rolyncompanies.com.

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