The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already had a death caused by Ebola. The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible job at informing the public of any real facts.
Mistakes have been made in this Ebola epidemic. For example, the hospital that released the Ebola patient stated they did so because of a problem related to an EHR, but then later recanted. While I didn’t see it directly called out in the article, I read about it, and I’m almost positive that they’re blaming it on a nurse that didn’t tell a doctor. Others have hinted at it, and nurses almost always take the blame for any mistakes like this. The truth is, we shouldn’t be blamed.
The fact of the matter is that all healthcare providers need to be on their toes when it comes to Ebola. Every member of the healthcare team needs to follow basic screening recommendations, not just nurses!
I want you all to be informed about Ebola, whether you are a nurse or not. This information matters.
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) released the following Ebola facts and checklist.
READ MORE about Ebola facts and checklist in the United States HERE: Nursetogether.com
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