Ebola Nursing Survey Part 2: Call to Action for Ebola Protection - page 2

We had such tremendous participation in our first survey. More than 3,200 nurses told us what they thought about their levels of preparedness for Ebola. It's only been a week, but much has... Read More

  1. by   PacoUSA
    I missed the survey .... AGAIN!!!!
  2. by   Pepper The Cat
    Quote from emtb2rn
    So these folks spend how many hours in ppe? Isn't that a bit of overkill?
    Possibly. But if there was one thing we learned from SARS I think it was that it better to be over-protected than under.
  3. by   tokmom
    bummer it's closed.

    No extra education other than a flyer on how to don and off isolation gear. The ED went through some training.
  4. by   do5051
    Nurse educators have an important role in preparing health care providers to safely care for the patient with Ebola Virus Disease, containg the disease and prevent spread. Simulation training is an important strategy that we use to help nurse transfer new knowlege and skills to the clinical setting. Nurses practice donning and doffing personal protective equipment, and in a simulated setting practice skills, while wearing PPE in the bio-contained room. Additionally, nurses participate in a minimum of 5 drills before caring for the EVD patient, the quarterly for ongoing competency.
    Responses welcomed.