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How does your facility prepare for Ebola?

As you may have all heard, a hospital worker in Dallas is confirmed as the second case of Ebola in the U.S., and a breach in protocol is being blamed for the transmission of the virus.

The CDC can make all the protocol recommendations they want – but unless healthcare workers listen and put on their PPE and follow the proper processes, this will continue to happen.

I’d like to know – what is your facility doing to prepare for possible Ebola cases? Are there any special protocols or training that are being put into place?

I am most concerned about the front-line workers – nurses and receptionists and the like who are going to be the first ones to come in contact with the patients with flu-like symptoms. How do you protect them while not turning your hospital into a scene from the movie “Outbreak”?

As always, feel free to drop me a line at jpalmer@hcpro.com.