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  1. Doctors Without Borders Physician Tests Possitive for Ebola In New York City
    Oh, but it absolutely does make a difference. The difference isn’t based on science or facts though, it’s all about perception. A person, whether they got infected overseas or stateside are of course...
    6:40 am
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Ebola research
    This is a very detailed and informative case study on the medical treatment provided for an epidemiologist working for the WHO in Sierra Leone, who was infected with the Ebola Virus Disease. He was...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola
    The policy makers at the CDC live in the same society as everyone else. Even if they were all suffering from antisocial personality disorder (not that I think that they are) and didn’t give a crap...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Fearbola: Irrational Fear Now Sweeping U.S.
    Good news people and hopefully an efficient panic-antidote! Nigeria has officially been declared Ebola free. On July 20th an American-Liberian male, infected with Ebola and already symptomatic,...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    Yes, nurses can be cruel to their own but I also think that it’s human nature in general and the nature of the internet. I think that people sometimes forget (or in some cases willfully ignore) that...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    Trust me, there’s already more than enough hatred and vitriol on the world wide web directed at these nurses, to cause even the strongest person to suffer a complete emotional breakdown or worse. I...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Fearbola: Irrational Fear Now Sweeping U.S.
    What can I say, unfortunately there’s no shortage of ignoramuses in this world :banghead: :( OP I like your post, it’s spot-on. Fear and ignorance are formidable opponents. When you combine...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Nurse manager who yells at people
    To be completely honest, I’m confused. In your original post about two weeks ago you said that your nurse manager was recently hired and in the next post you added the information that a lot of the...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???
    Oh, dear. Personally I’d be perfectly comfortable standing close to (but not in direct contact with) and talking to both an Ebola infected patient and healthcare professionals who were in hazmat...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    Thank you for your reply, I genuinely appreciate it. I’m also very glad that you agree that the Ebola Virus Disease isn’t airborne (in the measles sense). This has been an ongoing discussion for...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    First of all, I’d really appreciate it if you quote me, don’t quote parts of one paragraph and a part of another and join it into one statement. Anyway, that’s just a minor detail :) I am aware of...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Blog from the front lines in Liberia
    I person close to me is a surgeon and has worked in numerous countries in the world (with MSF). Some of the accounts I’ve listened to growing up and beyond, of how it’s actually like to work in...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Do you have the same concern when caring for patients with Hepatitis C or HIV? Do you fear that they will suddenly change to airborne (aerosolized) transmission? If you don’t, what makes Ebola so...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Here's How the CDC Director Protects Himself from Ebola (But Not Nurses)
    I understand that many nurses are upset with the CDC director at the moment, but to be fair this is probably an example of “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. If this is the way MSF on site suit up,...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Depression is terminal??
    Well, now I have read the other thread. It didn’t change my mind. Starting a new thread doesn’t really make sense to me. To me, it was never about what was said or wasn’t said in the other thread....
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Depression is terminal??
    OP, I haven’t read the original thread, and have no opinion on which one of you is in the right regarding that issue. I don’t agree with your choice to start a new thread, in order to criticize or...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Media a bit too invasive of nurse's personal info following her catching Ebola?
    No, you’re not the only one. If a “close family friend” hadn’t felt an irresistible urge (is there $$$ to be made?) to confirm her identity to the media, this nurse and her family and friends...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    No, it’s not a different strain. It’s Ebola Zaire and it’s been the culprit in many pervious outbreaks. I’d argue that this disease has been a problem before, approximately 1.500 human beings have...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Monitoring nurse rounds??
    I couldn’t and definitely wouldn’t work for an employer that had that little faith in me. I don’t care that the argument can be made that if a patient or a patient’s attorney ever alleged that...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Miss Manners for Nurses
    Now I feel just awful, you just reminded me of a time when a really sweet physician (hailing from Scotland) I used to work with, brought us all a giant serving of Haggis (made by him with all...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Yesterday
    OP, atheists are everywhere and I’m astounded that it’s taken you close to three decades to meet a person who identifies themselves as such. If the atheist is a patient under your care, I fervently...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Admin nurse returns to bedside and.....
    No, I honestly don’t think that I would derive any pleasure from seeing that happen. It would be exactly what I’d expect would happen in a situation like that, though. It would come as no surprise...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. when is it okay to combat rudeness w/ rudeness?
    To me “do we have problems” is a not so subtle invitation to a fight. It might give you satisfaction, but in most normal situations it’s a lousy way to solve a conflict. There are many valid...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Regarding monoclonal antibodies. As I’m sure that most/all of you already know, anaphylaxis is a systemic hypersensitivity reaction mediated by interactions between immunoglobulin IgE and mast cells....
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Nurse manager who yells at people
    What does she reply when you ask her why she finds it necessary to yell and scream at you when you communicate? People don’t often yell at me, but if they do, it’s the first thing that I ask them. ...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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