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22 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Your Ebola Questions, Answered

Since the start of the Ebola outbreak, we’ve noticed a lot of questions floating around out there about exactly what the disease is, how it spreads and how the world is responding to it. To set people’s minds at ease, we decided to tackle a few of the most commonly asked questions about the Ebola virus. The question: Ebola in ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Health Canal

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KPIs for your life

Anyone who’s worked in a big organisation will know about KPIs – key performance indicators. Numbers to measure how the organisation is functioning. We have dozens in hospitals – time from arrival to discharge, infection rate, falls rate, seclusions rate, sick leave rates etc, etc.

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Dallas Hospital That Treated First Ebola Patient Posts Poor ER Benchmarks

DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room. Presbyterian met or exceeded 75 percent of 138 specific measures of care, according to its most recent data. ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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VCU researchers characterize new bacterial species strongly associated with the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have characterized a new bacterial species that has an extremely strong association with trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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15 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) health care workers should use and offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put the equipment on and take it off ...

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