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1) Contact the nursing and medical boards of each State/Province in North America to send out notices to all interested registered nurses and doctors to deploy to West Africa. 2) Have a database(perhaps on the WHO website) of all HCW's who have si

1) Contact the nursing and medical boards of each State/Province in North America to send out notices to all interested registered nurses and doctors to deploy to West Africa. 2) Have a database(perhaps on the WHO website) of all HCW's who have si

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Keep the nurse who is taking care of the critically ill patient from having to leave the room multiple times. Have a circulating RN handing the primary RN all the supplies she/he needs. For example; medications, syringes, suction, IV fluids and tu

Keep the nurse who is taking care of the critically ill patient from having to leave the room multiple times. Have a circulating RN handing the primary RN all the supplies she/he needs. For example; medications, syringes, suction, IV fluids and tu

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Nadine commented on Run the ICU like an OR. Have a circulating nurse.

Meresa, thanks for your input!

Brilliant! Using ice packs to the femoral and axillary arteries to cool febrile patients is so effective, so I can just imagine how well it works on a healthy person who starts out normothermic. Since it could be worn under scrubs, you could take it off after the shift ends?

You could also use this on the Ebola patients. Since rehydration is critical to their survival, the Core system could help with conduction loss due to fever. Infection control might be an issue, but the brachial product might work best and possibly be disposable?

I want to try it for running/sports in the heat. If it's good enough for elite athletes, it's worth a try.

Thanks Justin for bringing a workable/evidence based solution.

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Nadine commented on Run the ICU like an OR. Have a circulating nurse.

Thank you for your comment! That would explain why Emory Hospital has not had any cases of transmission to nurses(correct me if I'm wrong).

This begs the question: How could these guidelines be enforced in hospitals nation/world wide?