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Ebola

Ross Skadsberg

Infection prevention: A hard line of defense

You can’t always keep the flu and other viruses out of your community, but you can take steps to help reduce their transmission. And precautions against flu and norovirus are believed to be effective against other similar viruses, including enterovirus, poliovirus and rhinovirus.

Online training courses released for Ebola education

A free online training program that delves into personal protective equipment use for healthcare personnel caring for Ebola patients has been released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Richard Cheng

Breaking down Ebola concerns

Ebola continues to be a major public health concern throughout the United States. Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, long term acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, clinics, and rehabilitation based facilities should develop an understanding of its legal obligations as healthcare providers and employers.

Also in the news for Oct. 20, 2014 . . .

Obama appoints Ebola czar … Ventas CEO ranked in world’s top 100 by Harvard Business Review … ONC issues update on progress toward interoperability roadmap

Proper gloving is critical when caring for a potential Ebola patient.

Facilities on high alert for Ebola in Ohio; authorities issue guidance

Federal and state organizations have released new Ebola guidance for healthcare workers in long-term care and other settings, following the second case of a nurse acquiring the virus in the United States. Both infected nurses came into contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who traveled to the United States, fell ill with Ebola and died Oct. 8 at a Dallas hospital.

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