On October 31, 2014 the CDC released a video on how to properly don and dof PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for proper precautions treating patients with Ebola. This brief training video can be vital in preventing further outbreak.
On October 25, 2014 Karin Roemers-Kleven, RN, CWS, FACCWS was a speaker at the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) Northeast Chapter Meeting. The conference was attended by close to 250 hyperbaric physicians, nurses and technologists. She talked about Ebola and hospital acquired infections (including MRSA, VRE, Pseudomonas and Clostridium Deficile) and the need for infection control methods in the hyperbaric environment to prevent transmission.
Karin recorded the presentation.
During Comprehensive Healthcare’s national call with all sites we discussed how diseases caused by multiple drug resistant organisms requires us to evaluate our infection control practices constantly and teach healthcare workers, caregivers and patients how to prevent cross infection. Now with Enterovirus D68 and Ebola we need to be on extra alert!