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Preparing for an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Six Things Healthcare Facilities Need to Know

(Healthcare Business Today 4/7/2017)

Recently, Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety contributed an article to Healthcare Business Today about how healthcare facilities can prepare for an infectious disease outbreak.  

Although Ebola was discovered in 1976 and extensive research has been conducted around its transmission, treatment, and on the personal protective gear needed for someone suspected of and diagnosed with the disease, the 2014 response fell flat. With our modern healthcare facilities, advanced equipment, and infectious disease leadership, it would seem we should have had an easier time diagnosing and treating the disease. However, as much of the 41 years of research was conducted overseas versus in the United States, there seems to have been a disconnect. 

To prevent chaos in the event of another outbreak, healthcare facilities can implement six practices.  

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Originally Published by Healthcare Business Today

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