The Ebola virus has now made its way to the United States. While the management of the first U.S. patients has been marked by successes and several failures, the bottom line is that our healthcare system is not fully prepared to deal with the potential for a more widespread Ebola outbreak. In fact, there are currently only four qualified treatment centers in the United States, with a cumulative treatment capacity of only 10 patients with Ebola. In short, we are not prepared and an immediate call to action is necessary.
It is critically important to teach hospital teams treatment and prevention strategies that are consistent with CDC and NIH guidelines for Ebola, some of which are still being developed, in order to build a consensus for best practices in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with Ebola.
The Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes is ready to rapidly implement a dynamic series of hospital team workshops on Ebola protocols and preparedness. But we need your help and time is of the essence.
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