Scripps Chief Medical Officer Discusses Ebola Preparedness in Wake of New Texas Case
Scripps Health has boosted training and adopted protective equipment exceeding CDC recommendations
Following news of several Ebola cases in Texas, Scripps Health is redoubling staff training efforts on how to use personal protective equipment and will use safety monitors when the equipment is put on and taken off, Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, MD, told local media outlets this week.
“We have upgraded our plans for personal protective equipment beyond what the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends,” he said.
Dr. LaBelle also talked about the facts behind Ebola transmission.
Watch the News 8 report: Separating Fact from Fear
Watch the News 8 report: Local Hospitals Prepare as Second Texas Worker Diagnosed
Watch the Fox 5 report: La Jolla Lab on the Front Line in the War on Ebola
Read the U-T San Diego article: Preventing Ebola Infection No Easy Task
Watch the NBC 7 report: Scripps Memorial Hospital to Conduct Ebola Training
Watch the NBC 7 report: Rady Children’s Hospital Ramping Ebola Training
The KUSI report, "San Diego Hospitals Prepare for Ebola," is not available at this time.
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