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Tabasco helps drill for Ebola

Do people actually know the use of Tabasco? Now Tabasco can help doctors and nurses for training in the drill?

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Doctors and nurses are susceptible to get infection when they treat Ebola patients. Even if they are careful enough to wear protective gear, however, they could be contaminated when they take off the protective gear. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center uses Tabasco source as Ebola virus fluids to help training in the drill. Because of its high pungency degree, doctors and nurses can feel the pain if the sauce is on their skin when they practice dressing and undressing protective gear. Therefore, they can know if they have been contaminated. 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/texas-health-workers-tabasco-train-ebola/story?id=26385702

 

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Photo of David Anderson

This's a really idea. Using Tabasco as virus for drill, sometimes we all ignore the extra use of our daily staff.

Photo of Shane Zhao

I agree! This is an innovative approach to rethinking how we can improve awareness of proper PPE removal protocols. By using tobasco to invoke the use of senses, healthcare workers might be more likely to remember the key points at which they are exposed to possible containment. This is a great way of developing immersive training procedures.

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Yes, it is a great way to help train doctors avoid infection when they treat patiens

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