Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, is making a video available to hospitals, health systems and cities across the country on the proper methods to don and doff personal protective equipment when screening for Ebola patients. As of Oct. 16, the educational video had been viewed 26,000 times.
After receiving numerous requests from all over the country for permission to use the video, Parkland distributed a news release Oct. 16 to announce the video is available to any organization that would find it useful in preparing to deal with infectious disease cases. Providers and health care entities do not need further permission from Parkland to use it in their training materials, according to the release.
The video is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GNKJL1_ejg or on Parklands website at www.parklandhospital.com/ebola.
As a public safety net hospital, we believe it is our responsibility to care for anyone who presents at our doors, said Alex Eastman, MD, MPH, Parklands disaster medical director, in the release. Part of that mission is to share with others in the healthcare industry our knowledge of best practices. We have people at Parkland who are experts in proper use of PPE and we created this video to train our
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For information and Ebola educational materials, visit www.parklandhospital.com/ebola.