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Home : Standards of Practice : Infection Control References
 This reference material is for use by the
Designated Infection Control Officers of the member agencies.

DICO list for infection control rev. 4/20/21

Infection Prevention & Control for 
Emergency Medical Services Personnel:

HCID Vehicle Information  Posted 11/29/22

EMS Equipment Waiver related to the HCID 
Vehicle  Posted 11/28/22
Ebola Education Overview  Posted 11/11/22
Ebola Signs and Symptoms Posted 11/11/22
Advanced Ebola Screening to begin at 5 airports  Posted 11/11/22
Sample Ebola Screening Tool  Posted 11/11/22

WHO Weekly update - Mu Variant - posted 9/3/21

IDPH Advisory regarding Cyclospora  Posted 6/21/20
Infection Prevention and Control for Suspected or Confirmed Covid-19 in a Healthcare Environment 4/16/20

Effectiveness of Convelescent Plasma Therapy in Severe Covid-19 Patients 4/16/20

Serological Tests Covid-19 Update 4/16/20

Metrix Caviwipe document on 3/31/20

 EPA-approved products that may be used in disinfecting surfaces for SARS-CoV-2.

CDC Guidance For Covid-19 Home Care

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities

NWC EMSS Covid-19 Guidelines
Posted on 3/24/20 - Includes criteria for not transporting no or low risk patients.

  Updated on 3/23/20

NWC EMSS Covid-19 Employee Screening Tool
Please screen prior to onset and every 12 hours during duty shift)

www.siren.illinois.gov.   This is the official site for up-to-date information from IDPH on Covid-19

IDPH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
IDPH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Travel Guidance

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

CDC Guidance for Laboratories

2020 ASPR Infectious Disease Playbook - February, 2020


Link to the COVID-19 Webinar Recording - 

Social Distancing Poster for reference

Infection Control Training Courses

2019 IDPH Notice on Vector Born Diseases

2019 Ebola - IDPH Health Alert

2019 Measles Guidance for Responders

Source Patient Testing Form (for Suspected Exposures)

2015 CDC Update on Ebola (Jan 14 15)
Infection Control Guidance for EMS Providers (MCHC
 2013 Edition)

Infection Control Nurse Handout & Factsheet (MCHC 2013 Edition)

A Review of Procedures for Preventing Exposures &
Reducing Disease Transmission

2011 Annual Tuberculosis Surveillance Update - Cook County Public Health

Cook County Public Health First Responder Task Force Meeting Minutes:
2012 September

Cook County Communicable Disease Update:
2012 August

2014 CDC Ebola Update

Chicago Flu Update

Patient Decon. Procedures

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