Posted In Health News & Studies on October 23, 2014
- Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
- University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore; and
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
- Nurses and doctors at consolidated locations, with the aid of intensive training, will develop greater proficiency in treating the unique needs of Ebola patients and in the intricate safety measures necessary to prevent exposure.
- Using fewer Ebola treatment sites ensures that the communication and operationalization of the latest information from state, federal, and international health agencies is streamlined.
- Caring for an Ebola patient requires many specially trained medical staff, complex waste management procedures, a significant quantity of personal protective equipment, and other resources; by consolidating care, Maryland's health care providers are better able to deploy personnel and resources.