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

Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer, Jim Labelle, provided to local news how Scripps Health has boosted training and adopted protective equipment. Scripps is 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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