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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A nurse doesn't send a patient home without a doctor's order, assuming the patient was actually admitted into the er.
    Didn't find anything about a nurse after doing a cursory search. Must have been hearsay from the media. But it does appear the hospital tired to cover their ass by lying about Duncan's temperature. The medical records released contradict the hospital's statement to the press. If they didn't lie how could they get that wrong?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/us...show.html?_r=0

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, it isn't different here. We have the same standards and regulations as everyone else. No PA or NP works solo. THey always have a physician that they answer to- always.
    My primary point is that there was no reason to assume that the guy had ebola, just because he came here from Liberia. He supposedly came here legitimately, and I would assume that to be the case, especially since we "supposedly" have sound immigration practices and policies. I have friends from Liberian, and not once have I ever thought maybe I should assume they have a deadly virus.
    Does that apply to non ER visits? I recall in my state of Indiana when I called in once to make an appointment to make a visit I was told the doctor was not in but I could see the nurse practioner. I think you know my answer.

    Would you assume their was no risk if one of your friends from Liberia just came back from a visit to Liberia and had a temp of 103 + and were throwing up and in severe pain?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    That being said..I can understand someone missing the key input about recently being in Liberia. If it was mentioned to an admissions clerk and not medical personnel specifically, thats pretty easy to miss. Im sure right now there are memos and great big notices on every admission desk but prior to this...its so far fetched who would believe it could happen here?
    Why does it always take an incident or death for alledged professionals to get their **** together?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, I would venture to say that our hospitals are comparable to most in the nation. Are we special? No. Do meet meet national standards? Yeah.
    So Perry once again is full of ****.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    This Healthcare worker was exposed to Mr Duncan and came in contact with Mr Duncan after he was admitted and placed in isolation. The person who contracted ebola was wearing the CDC recommended PPE. I live in the Dallas area. My grandson was born at Presbyterian Hospital. I talked with a coworker this morning whose wife is a nurse at Presbyterian. The information I have came from her.
    So either the virus is more contagious than we are told or the worker was sloppy or his gear was defective.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Why does it always take an incident or death for alledged professionals to get their **** together?
    Ask that question of ANYONE. People become complacent. It happens.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    So either the virus is more contagious than we are told or the worker was sloppy or his gear was defective.
    Bingo.



    I'm going with more contagious.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    So either the virus is more contagious than we are told or the worker was sloppy or his gear was defective.
    Mr. Duncan carried a neighbor suffering from Ebola to the hospital while she was exhibiting symptoms.

    He was exhibiting symptoms, had been to Liberia and sought professional care, initially they simply gave him anti-biotics and painkillers and sent him on his way, in that process if they didnt think he had Ebola during the initial assessment it's very likely they would have been careless.

    It is very infectious in the sense that if you come into direct contact with someones symptoms you can get it if you're careless, like touching your face after dealing with someone.

    It's most likely someone from the initial time he sought help.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post

    I hope others posting on this thread won't make it political. Disease doesn't recognize political lean.
    It does in the Great Lakes states at least according to APHIS. There is a virus that has to be tested for if a live fish sale crosses state lines. Intrasate no testing is required. Not the CDC or humans but it is the ruling by a federal agency.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Need to figure out if the nurse was exposed on Duncan's initial visit or during the treatment. If its the latter, the current consensus on the manner in which this disease can spread may be incorrect.

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