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  1. tnbutterfly - Mary

    CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

    On Monday evening, October 20, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unveiled new PPE recommendations for healthcare workers who will be dealing with Ebola patients. The new guidelines reflect the protocol practiced in Emory University Hospital, N...
  2. Nerve Racked Nurses During the Ebola crisis

    Nursing has always been known as a selfless profession. Those who decide to delve into the jungle of chaotic madness know that there are no real guarantees. Your day at work will be only as good as it can be at any given time depending on a variety o...
  3. Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis

    Actually, some good has come out of the Ebola scare, and nurses can use this opportunity to educate the public about disease. It may never infect a lot of people in America, but it can lead to positive impacts that will affect the country for a long ...
  4. Riots/2nd Outbreak/Ebola is back

    Hi, Are any of you guys worried about the riots having a second COVID outbreak? I am super worried about the world. Also, I found out that Ebola came back in Congo. I'm trying not to be anxious but how can you not as a nurse right now. ? Heres a lin...
  5. Ebola: What About The Children?

    A wake up call spurs many questionsWith the recent news of a 5 year old in New York being tested for EVD, many questions are now raised for emergency nurses nationwide, because the evidence-based recommendations and decision rules that we take for gr...
  6. The headlines have moved onto other dramatic local and world events, but Ebola is still out there, killing. After declaring the Ebola outbreak over on May 9, 2015, Liberia buried an Ebola positive person on June 28, 2015 according to the article, "20...
  7. With all of the negative news surrounding Ebola, it is hard to find any positives that are being reported. I found some light when I read a story from Cheryl Rand, a Registered Nurse who works in the BioContainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska M...
  8. Ebola. The very name of this evil virus is striking anxiety in the bravest of nurses. Nurses everywhere are facing the question of "what will I do when it comes here?" We ask ourselves if we would accept the assignment of caring for the patient, or r...
  9. What Ebola Has Done for Nursing

    When the accusatory headlines rang out about Dallas the nursing population of the World ignited into a burst of support. As nursing students we began our career instilled with a sense of protection and pride that reaches further than our daily patien...
  10. I remember when news about HIV first became public. People were scared and rightly so, because very little was known about this disease. Even though I was much younger at the time, I will never forget the whispers. The whispers when someone died and ...
  11. The Contagion of Fear in the Ebola Crisis

    Headlines like this have been the center of our attention, not only in the US, but in the world as well. Ebola in NYC What You Need to Know2nd Ebola Case in U.S. Stokes Fears of Health Care WorkersEbola's Other Contagious Threat: Hysteria CDC says it...
  12. Yesterday, I was listening to an interview Matt Lauer of the Today Show conducted with Briana Aguirre, a Registered Nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Briana in the interview states, "I can no longer defend my hospital at all" a...
  13. Brenda F. Johnson

    Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

    The idea of a killer virus penetrating the doors of our hospitals, offices, and clinics is a terrifying prospect. As scary as this seems, it has become our reality. Jumping continents, ebola has extended itself into the borders of America striking fe...
  14. Two Epidemics and Nursing

    In the year 1952, the United States had the worst outbreak of polio in its history. Polio is defined by the CDC as "A crippling and potentially deadly disease. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spin...
  15. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

    We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nurses' voices have been heard! The results of the survey have been shared with millions across the country through the media as Brian Short RN, foun...
  16. What is Ebola?Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates such as monkeys. The disease, which is caused by the Ebola virus, was first pinpointed in 197...
  17. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Survey Results: To Quarantine or not to Quarantine

    To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine......That is the Question that we posed last Thursday. We just want to thank the 3800+ of you nurses who took the time to participate in the latest survey. Your voices have been heard and here is what you said about...
  18. The recent plethora of news regarding the two nurses who contracted Ebola through contact while giving patient care raises numerous questions as well as a few conclusions. As front line caregivers, nurse expect exposure to illness as a result of thei...
  19. Bridgid Joseph

    The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

    My hospital has been preparing for Ebola for months; a multidisciplinary workgroup, all experts in their areas, created policies and procedures to put into place in case they were needed. Procedures from the door of the Emergency Department to inpati...
  20. jeastridge

    Nurses and Ebola

    Ebola is back in the headlines. With a new outbreak that has spread beyond the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into neighboring Uganda, fear has spread along with it. As the local communities in the DRC work diligently to halt the s...
  21. Over the past months, the people of West Africa have been dealing with the Ebola crisis. In spite of the efforts of doctors and nurses from around the world who have traveled to Africa to assist in treating of Ebola patients, the number of newly diag...