Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
While the Centers for Disease Control report that it is not likely for the U.S. to experience an Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) outbreak, it’s imperative that U.S. healthcare workers know the signs that could present in a patient. Many symptoms of the Ebola virus, such as high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, are similar to that of the flu and other common illnesses. However, there are some finite differentiators in the contraction of the illness, including travel to any of the acutely affected regions of the Ebola outbreak currently focused in Western Africa.
To aid in the initial screening of a person showing symptoms of concern, Rade B. Vukmir, MD, JD, of ECI Healthcare Partners, a board-certified emergency medicine and critical care physician and chief clinical officer of the ECI Patient Safety Organization, has developed an evaluation algorithm to assist our physicians and providers in their evaluation process. Physicians, hospitals, and healthcare clinics are encouraged to download the chart here and refer to the specific warnings and screening questions to ask patients presenting Ebola symptoms.
Dr. Vukmir is also available for additional comment by calling Jason Manke or Raquel Smith in the ECIHP Communications Department at (800) 632-3496.
ECI Healthcare Partners is the fourth largest provider of emergency medicine staffing and administrative services to healthcare facilities in the United States. Physician-owned and managed, ECI Healthcare Partners offers a network of coordinated-care services—staffing and management, billing and coding solutions and software, and more—to support emergency, urgent and hospitalist care, and telemedicine. Since its founding in 1972, ECI Healthcare Partners has efficiently managed the care of more than 27 million patients on the basis of a single, cherished, principle: Quality healthcare is achieved by valuing people. Learn more at ECIHealthcarePartners.com, (800) 632-3496.