CLEVELAND – Cleveland area hospitals report they have briefed and prepare their nursing staff members on Ebola safety and protocol, as concerns over Ebola here in the U.S continue to develop.
Metro Health Medical Center, University Hospitals, and the Cleveland Clinic have all told NewsChannel5 they have provided their nursing team members with the latest Ebola information and protective equipment.
Efforts made by northeast Ohio hospitals come to light after officials confirmed on Oct. 12 a female nurse in Dallas contracted the virus while assisting Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from the disease last week.
The case has sparked a Centers for Disease Control investigation about Ebola protection protocol, after it was confirmed the infected nurse was wearing the recommended protective gear for handling Ebola patients.
It’s a case that has National Nurses United now calling for the “highest standards for protective equipment, including hazmat suits and training.”