A nurse who works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says she can no longer defend the place she works because they violated basic principles while taking care of an Ebola patient who died.
As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side.
Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses’ union.
A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.
The Abilene Independent School District is doing its part to help prevent the spread of Ebola by asking students if any of them had traveled to West Africa.
Officials Relying On ‘Self-Monitoring’ System When It Comes To US Health Care Workers Caring For Isolated Ebola Patients
Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.
The infection of a Dallas nurse caring for an Ebola patient was a wake-up call for hospitals, an infectious disease consultant for a regional health system said Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said hospitals should “think Ebola.”
A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear while providing hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.
An Oklahoma City hospital is reportedly treating a patient exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms.
A Dallas hospital says a man who has Ebola initially told an emergency room nurse that he had no contact with anyone who was ill when he was in Liberia.