Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Challenges, Recognition, and Management.

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Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Challenges, Recognition, and Management.

Description

The 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak response resulted in many lessons learned about biocontainment patient care, leading to enhanced domestic capabilities for highly infectious and hazardous communicable diseases. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2019-03-26

Citation

Beam, Elizabeth L., Michelle M. Schwedhelm, Kathleen C. Boulter, Angela M. Vasa, LuAnn Larson, Theodore J. Cieslak, John J. Lowe, Jocelyn J. Herstein, Christopher J. Kratochvil, and Angela L. Hewlett. 2019. "Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Challenges, Recognition, and Management." Nursing Clinics 54 (2):169-80.

Abstract

Abstract

The 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak response resulted in many lessons learned about biocontainment patient care, leading to enhanced domestic capabilities for highly infectious and hazardous communicable diseases. However, additional opportunities for improvement remain. The article identifies and describes key considerations and challenges for laboratory analysis, clinical management, transportation, and personnel management during the care of patients infected with Ebola or other special pathogens. Dedication to maintaining preparedness enables biocontainment patient care teams to perform at the highest levels of safety and confidence.

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