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originally posted by: drwill
a reply to: marg6043
OMG. Breaking news...the latest Ebola patient FLEW the day before diagnosis.
When he returned by ambulance at 10:07 a.m. on Sept. 28, he was sicker and probably more contagious. Staff noted immediately upon his intake that he had recently arrived from Liberia.
Five minutes later, a nurse notes that he is in a room and had "put on airborne precautions." Nine minutes after that, Duncan is seen by a doctor who writes that Ebola is a possibility and notes that he "followed strict CDC protocol" by being "masked, fully gowned and gloved" when treating Duncan.
The doctor makes no mention of eye protection such as goggles or a face shield, which are considered basic equipment in Ebola guidelines issued by the CDC. There is also no initial mention of foot coverings, which are suggested when such patients have diarrhea or vomiting, as Duncan did, according to the records.
Numerous entries in the records of Duncan's stay at the hospital — both in the ER and later in intensive care — make note of precautionary measures. Many other entries are silent on the issue, and the mention of hazardous-material suits does not appear in Duncan's records until after his diagnosis is confirmed on Sept. 30.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Caver78
That is truth, but I thought all major hospitals do, in my neck of the woods anybody that is to visit a patient have to have permission from the patient, sign a form and sign in every time they come it.
I know I had 3 surgeries and is been like that even for my children and husband when they came to visit.