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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ebola Buzz at my Hospital

I'm starting to hear a lot of chatter about ebola at my hospital.  Two weeks ago they held an educational seminar about viruses in general (which focused on ebola). Then I read in the local newspaper how we were planning for the possibility of receiving ebola patients (as a precaution). 

The buzz is getting louder.  What do you guys/gals think? Are you concerned?

-OJD

8 comments:

Vicki Green said...

Nothing here in South Central Wi, but I think there is much more to this then we know. The Admin must think we are all dumb as a box of rocks..well lots of boxes.

Dizzy-Dick said...

If it goes airborne, I will really get scarred. As it is now, not so much. But I wouldn't want to fly somewhere right now. I used to like to fly but not since I have owned motorhomes. Now I prefer to drive.

Jason and Michelle said...

I work in a medical facility immune compromised patients. We've been getting emails how they are working on developing protocols, as we are not equipped to handle anything like it.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I had a good talk with one of my Radiologists today about it. She's concerned about ebola spreading through Mexico then coming up across our border in massive waves.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I would like to know what happened to the original patient's family that was quarantined. We have not heard anything about them since.

CentennielMagnolia said...

OJD, I've only heard that they're planning to sue the hospital for misdiagnosing him originally. I can understand the pain at their loss, but then if he hadn't lied on his paperwork about having contact with a person infected with ebola he never would have been allowed on the plane.

I don't believe the CDC is telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

Q. How is the CDC like Obama?
A. They both lead from behind.

Q. How ELSE is the CDC like Obama?
A. Obama doesn't take charge and then blames his opponents. The CDC doesn't take charge and then blames nurses.

Miss M said...

I've been reading here and there in comments on various blogs that many health care workers would walk off the job, rather than care for an ebola patient. Some posting the comments claim to be RNs, ER staff, etc.... or some claim that their nurse friends have said they will do this. They are willing to take whatever consequences would come to their jobs and even licensing.

They do not feel they are prepared, they do not feel their hospitals are prepared, and they have watched as two nurses have contracted the virus from a patient in a hospital the government said was prepared (but wasn't).

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