Texas Hospital Changes Protocols Because Of Ebola Case
Changes are coming to the Dallas hospital where three people were diagnosed with Ebola.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas announced today it was upgrading medical record software to make sure nurses and doctors know the travel history of a patient.
The hospital also plans to ask at-risk patients almost immediately about their travel history. At-risk patients will also be immediately put in isolation and nurses will also be in full protective gear.
The changes are being made after Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was sent home with antibiotics when he originally went to the hospital last month. He was re-admitted a few days later, diagnosed with Ebola and died on October 8th. Two nurses caught the virus while treating Duncan. (Metro Networks Inc.)