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Isolation Ward for Treating Patients with High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID)

The Specialty Network for Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine maintains Germany's largest isolation ward in order to be prepared to care for patients with HCID such as Ebola, Lassa Fever or other highly Infectious Diseases. 

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Isolation Ward for Patients with High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) at Campus Virchow Klinikum

Services of the Isolation Ward

The isolation ward enables optimal medical care under isolation conditions for up to 20 patients with High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID), e.g. viral haemorrhagic fever such as Ebola virus disease, Lassa fever or Marburg virus disease, pneumonic plague and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)).

Our team consisting of specialized nurses and doctors as well as technical staff, ensures a 24 hours readiness for admission of HCID patients.

International Network of Competence Centers

Our Isolation Ward is part of the Standing Working Group of Competence and Treatment Centers for Diseases Caused by Highly Pathogenic Bacteria (STAKOB). Experts from our isolation ward are representatives in the nationwide expert network for the management and care of HCID patients and have an advisory function in the STAKOB.

Click here for more information about STAKOB.

Training and Simulation

Nurses and doctors with special expertise in infectious diseases, intensive care and isolation, train together for a wide range of treatment scenarios in monthly all day sessions. Here they are instructed in theory of disease, legal requirements, e.g. occupational safety and in practical contents in simulations.

Large scale exercises are conducted yearly in which our isolation ward's expert team trains together with various institutions affected by a possible outbreak situation (eg Robert Koch Institut, Federal Police, Fire Brigade, Airport Staff, Federal Armed Forces). 
The focus of these exercises lies on the complex interactions of these institutions when dealing with patients with High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID), i.e. delivering optimal care to a severely ill individual and simultaneously maintaining self - and environmental protection.