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Joint Commission calls on C-suite to promote healthcare safety
By Sabriya Rice | October 20, 2014
The term “culture of safety” has become commonplace in the vernacular of U.S. healthcare facilities, yet variation in safety remains prevalent. As organizations pursue efforts to boost quality, improve outcomes and reduce patient harm, a new Joint Commission resource is aiming its...
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Stricter CDC standards for Ebola care expected
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal health officials are expected to issue stricter standards soon for the use of personal protective equipment by healthcare workers who treat patients infected with Ebola.
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Nigeria is free of Ebola, health officials declare
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola transmission, according to health officials, making it the second West African nation to have successfully contained the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,500 and continues to spread elsewhere in the region.
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43 declared safe from Ebola risk after active monitoring
By Adam Rubenfire | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Forty-three people in Texas who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient, are no longer at risk for developing the disease.
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Texas Health Resources CEO admits staff not fully trained before Ebola outbreak
By Adam Rubenfire | October 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan admitted Sunday that the system's Ebola training programs “had not been fully deployed before the virus struck.”
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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital
Associated Press | October 19, 2014
Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable.
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CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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More African nations curtail travel to Ebola-stricken countries
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
The director of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan cancelled a scheduled press conference in Ghana Saturday. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by the Associated Press which said the health organization did not respond adequately to contain the...
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Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.
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Obama: U.S. can't cut itself off from West Africa
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in.
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