Practical Reviews

Providing Care to an Ebola Patient -- The Era of Florence Nightingale Is Long Gone

Background: Infectious disease outbreaks are not going away any time soon. In many of our careers, we have faced HIV/AIDS, MRSA, MDR-TB, WNV, Anthrax, SARS, H1N1, and most recently, Ebola. Each time, there has been a question of how health care workers (HCW) will respond when confronting a newly emerging infectious disease threat. This question is even more relevant to emergency medicine practitioners who are constantly on the frontline. Objective: To evaluate HCWs' attitudes towar more...
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