OSHA column: Keep up on the latest Ebola information

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

November 5, 2014

By now, I’m sure you all have had just about your fill of news coverage about Ebola. And there's a good chance your facility has upgraded or even changed its intake, security, and infection control protocols to comply with the newest CDC protocol recommendations.

Make no mistake, however. The threat of an outbreak is still out there, as the disease has not been controlled in Africa, and even though the patient count here in the United States has stabilized and the media frenzy has died down a bit, now is not the time to be complacent.

All it takes is one positive case to walk through your doors to change the game, and now is the time to take the lessons learned in Texas and other healthcare facilities to strengthen your own preparations for an Ebola case.

Read all of John’s latest blogs at OSHA Healthcare Advisor.