Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Common Sense Breaks Out; CDC Nowhere Around

After watching neighboring THP-Dallas exhaust all other options, Baylor Medical Center's ER, and others they run, have gone to simple commonsense isolation precautions:
Walk into the emergency room entrance at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco and you’ll face a locked sliding glass door, with a sign attached telling you to knock.Dave Williams, a radio news anchor on KLIF-AM in Dallas, says he noticed the chance during a trip to the hospital on Saturday.
Williams recalled, “She said, ‘before I can let you in, I need to ask a couple of questions. Have either of you been in contact with anyone who has had Ebola?’ No. ‘Have either of you been to West Africa recently?’ No.”
Another sign posted on the door tells those who have traveled internationally recently and who show a variety of symptoms, not to enter patient-care areas.
In other words, recognizing the obvious, they've decided not to kill their triage nurse and everyone in the waiting room if someone comes in with Ebola. Almost like someone there had some medical education or something.

No one could find the Ebola Czar anywhere to issue a comment.


  1. The small hospital in our town has the E-room door locked and a sign that says, "See Information desk" The Information desk has one or two pink ladies and a couple of security guards, one who makes rounds.
    Those are the first contacts for any Ebola patient.
    Of course you can enter the hospital from several exits and entrances around the hospital un guarded.
    The Small city south of us has a separate E-room, you go into an entrance and then talk to a nurse through a window. Of course like others there are several unsecured entrances to the hospital.
    Those entrances are the weak points.

  2. This is a great and practical idea. I hope it spreads like wildfire.