Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
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Since Ebola is only spread very late in the disease, like when you are sick and in the ICU, it goes without saying that Kaci Hickox is no risk to her community. But she looks to be in great shape, so any squirrel in the road better watch out!
Ebola, as we all know, is out of control. As an example, every time I turn on the TV there is Dan or Mike or Dan staring back at me. Eventually, we will calm down in the US and begin to focus our attention on the critical outbreak in West Africa. My prediction is that this will happen sometime soon after November 4th (Election Tuesday). In the mean time, there is some possibly, maybe, hopefully good news out of West Africa in today's NYT. As of a few days ago, fewer than half of the 649 […]
L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD PhDThis is a guest post by Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, Enterprise Epidemiologist at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health and Society/Department of Medicine.There is an interesting phenomenon occurring during this Ebola outbreak. The relationship between health care workers and personal protective equipment (PPE) has shifted. Let’s state a fact: up until now, most Infection Control providers have permanently struggled to ensure compliance […]
The bloggers have just published a viewpoint in JAMA on the need for better PPE in the era of Ebola. You can read it here.Photo: John W. Poole, NPR
Earlier today MSNBC put Dan in the middle, Hollywood Squares style, and asked him very good questions about SHEA's recent press release that supports active monitoring but warns against mandatory quarantine of health care workers. After watching this, my hope is that future discussions are this informative. Great work Dan.
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