A discussion with Kenneth Goodman on the difficult judgment calls facing doctors treating Ebola patients.
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When? Good question.....
Look at the news attention and amount of healthcare staff to treat the 1 patient in the US with Ebola ...... If the US has a problem and needs these resources to treat 1 patient !!! .... how on earth do we expect the African countries to manage thousands of patients increasing daily !!!!!!
I can't tell you how common this is in many skilled nursing facilities that we go into assist patients/residents and sometimes we don't know if they are harmful to our health. Many times people are admitted and there isn't enough information on them in the intake process. Yet the nurses and nurses aides are the ones who are definitely at risk of being hurt if its a person that may have a violent outburst, or a disease that's contagious. I've been in a residents room that had an airborn disease and I worked in the room 4 days before the precausions were put in place. Yet when we get hurt these facilities don't always have your back when you get hurt or sick due to on the job occurances. The policies, and laws are written to favor them instead of the injured workers. The whole system is broken and these policies, and protocals for the health care workers at risk needs a complete overhaul.
Can Ebola be spread from money a sick person handled.If so could spread all over country. Would like to no.
If Ebola has been around since 1976? In Africa, why is Ebola just now showing up in USA? Have't we had doctors and others in that area during those years?
When is someone going to address the fact that Ebola is a terrorist dream suicide bomb. Terrorist can go to West Africa contract the disease and bring it to the US, by the time we realize it, its too late.
My past experience as a retired Delta Air Lines employee has led me to believe all risks of the spread of Ebola is going to become worse unless its contained in special prepared locations. More mistakes due to human error and lack of truthful information about this deadly disease will be the cause. Americans are not taking this as serious as it is. Thanksgiving is coming and is one of the worst times for travel. What's going to happen. If more people catch this disease while traveling and passing thru the Airports. I'm sure there will a need for larger Hazmat stations. So get ready. Atlanta Hartsfeild iAirport and airplanes are not ready and training is highly necessary for its workers and passengers. Thank u. Ms Cece.
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