How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient

October 2, 2014 12:27 AM

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Back in August, it only took Mt. Sinai Hospital workers in New York seven minutes to isolate and start treating a man who they suspected of having Ebola. Other U.S. hospitals have also speedily screened and tested suspected Ebola patients, all without incident.

The contrast between those other hospitals' responses and the actions of workers at at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, who recently mistook a Liberian man's symptoms for a common illness and didn't properly communicate his travel history to other colleagues, can be explained with training...

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