ECI Healthcare Partners, Along with Many National Organizations, Urge Healthcare Workers to Heed Information Regarding Potential Ebola Victims

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As Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever has now been diagnosed in the U.S., physicians and nurses must pay careful attention to indicators of risk with regard to symptoms and West African travel.

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) are urging healthcare workers to increase scrutiny in evaluating possible cases.

Now that the United States has diagnosed its first Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) patient in Dallas, Tex., the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) are urging healthcare workers to increase scrutiny in evaluating possible cases. Recent travel to of any of the heavily afflicted regions of West Africa and contiguous countries, or contact with anyone who has traveled there, is key information to obtain and communicate to all involved healthcare providers present when screening patients.

Rade B. Vukmir, MD, JD, of ECI Healthcare Partners, Chief Clinical Officer of the ECI Patient Safety Organization, and ACEP spokesman, has developed an evaluation system to assist physicians and providers in their screening 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 risky Ebola symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting along with fever.

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.

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