These CDC new guidelines for ebola are from http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/cdc-issues-new-ebola-guidance-ed-workers/2014-10-28?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal/ and are intended to help health care professionals recognize, treat, isolate, quarantine and notify public health officials since it is a contagious disease that has the potential to become pandemic. The word pandemic means universal or spread to all parts of the universe. Unfortunately the U S has some very ignorant people in decision making authority in high ranking jobs and they have made some very stupid decisions which runs the risk of spreading ebola up and down the eastern seaboard and to the gulf of Mexico. So, I am ramping up my efforts to blog and tweet on this subject until every person whether or not they work in health care understands the basics.
From CDC and FierceHealthcare: "The guidelines call on Emergency Department workers to take the following steps when treating a patient who exhibits symptoms of the deadly virus:
Take the patient's exposure history to determine whether the patient lived or traveled in a country with widespread Ebola transmission or had contact with a patient with confirmed Ebola in the previous 21 days.
If the patient meets the exposure criteria, determine if they have signs or symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4 degrees, headache, weakness, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or hemorrhage.
If the patient with a relevant exposure history has the signs and symptoms, the ED must isolate the patient in a private room or separate enclosed area with private bathroom or covered, bedside commode and adhere to procedures and precautions designed to prevent transmission by direct or indirect contact (e.g. dedicated equipment, hand hygiene, and restricted patient movement).
If the patient arrives by ambulance, ED workers should meet the patient in a designated area away from other patients and have a process in place for safely transporting the patient on the stretcher to the isolation area with minimal contact with non-essential healthcare workers or the public.
To minimize transmission risk, only essential healthcare workers with designated roles should provide patient care. Maintain a log of all personnel who enter the patient's room. All healthcare workers who have contact with the patient should put on appropriate PPE based on the patient's clinical status.
Healthcare workers should follow the PPE recommendations if patients require invasive or aerosol-generating procedures, such as intubation, suctioning or active resuscitation) and use equipment dedicated to the patient in a pre-designated area.
At minimum, healthcare workers should wear a face shield, surgical face mask, impermeable gown and two pairs of gloves. Do not use the same equipment used to care for these patients on others until appropriate evaluation and decontamination.
Notify the hospital's infection control staff and report the case to local health departments." Read entire article: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/cdc-issues-new-ebola-guidance-ed-workers/2014-10-28?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal". [End quote]
Also, remember : NEVER, NEVER, Never eat bats! They are carriers of several diseases that infect humans, including ebola and rabies.
For the early treatment of ebola it is crucial that you as carer rehydrate the person sick with ebola or suspected to be sick with ebola. There is a simple way to do that using household products that most people have on hand. This formula is from the Rehydration Project [how to make oral rehydration solutions at home] :http://rehydrate.org/solutions/homemade.htm w/ quote: "Made at home: ORS Solution A special drink for diarrhoea.
Give the child a drink made with 6 level teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 level teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 litre of clean water. Be very careful to mix the correct amounts. Too much sugar can make the diarrhoea worse. Too much salt can be extremely harmful to the child. Making the mixture a little too diluted (with more than 1 litre of clean water) is not harmful."
Ebola causes vomiting and diarrhea [and eventually bleeding if virus is not reversed] which quickly depletes the body of essential salt and glucose and which dehydrates the tissues. Keeping the sick person hydrated is very important in almost any disease. In fact, I cannot think of any bacterial or viral infection in which that is not important.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive medical lesson , but it is intended to be a quick response to help publicize these guidelines and practical methods of helping the sick. These guidelines could be used for any disease that seems to be spreading.
Also, you can read the rest of the information I have posted about ebola on another blog of mine at https://gloriapoole-RN-artist.blogspot.com. I will also update that blog soon.
29 Oct 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent], nor literary agent to represent me, and never did. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.
For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed" in year 2005 in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007], and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP tried to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches and walking boot after surgery to repair fractures and implant metal. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine. I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at https://mini-exhibition.blogspot.com, and also on my Picasa albums at https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole.
I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, brown-haired woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer/blogger/ illustrator/photographer for words that WORK, and also for Tapestry of LIFE and previously for Life Media & Publishing when I owned those domains and was actively building a publishing company [before all domains were stolen from me via fraud and identity theft in year 2011 ]; and also a just-for-fun, photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .
Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my real, born with first name; and as Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, and other variations of my real, born with and legal name of Gloria Poole, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 29 Oct 2014 at 7:00pm.