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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Source: Tennessee Hospital "Violated Every Known Ebola Protocol"

By Susan Duclos, via All News PipeLine

On Monday, October 13, 2014, it was reported that an American Airlines passenger from Dallas was taken off a plane in Tennessee after showing possible Ebola symptoms. Subsequently it was reported that the hospital was "prepared" and had taken appropriate protective measures before the patient arrived at Chattanooga's Memorial Hospital, who later determined that despite the man having been in contact with someone that has recently been to Liberia, he was only suffering from the Flu.


I just got off the phone with a confidential source who tells me that on site medical personnel have a very different account of what happened and it shows that "every known Ebola protocol" was violated, from the second the patient arrived. According to my source the man was brought in with exposed bodily fluids, the attending physician was only wearing basic protective gear, including,  gloves and face mask, and after attending to the patient, the physician walked out of the ICU unit where the patient was brought and disrobed in the Emergency room!

This account of what actually happened leans more toward what we have been told by nurses and doctors vs what the CDC continues to claim about US hospitals being prepared. In a recent press release from National Nurses United,  we see that 2,000 RNs at more 750 facilities in 46 states and the District of Columbia, were surveyed and the results are chilling.

• 76 percent still say their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola; • 85 percent say their hospital has not provided education on Ebola with the ability for the nurses to interact and ask questions ;• 37 percent say their hospital has insufficient current supplies of eye protection (face shields or side shields with goggles) for daily use on their unit; • 36 percent say there are insufficient supplies of fluid resistant/impermeable gowns in their hospital • 39 percent say their hospital does not have plans to equip isolation rooms with plastic covered mattresses and pillows and discard all linens after use; • only 8 percent said they were aware their hospital does have such a plan in place .

The bottom line here is that it is due to the CDC's carelessness US hospitals are in no way prepared to deal with even one case of possible Ebola, so what happens if we see a massive outbreak in three weeks, then double that in six, etc?