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volunteer organizations and EBOLA
#1
so said id start getting the lads in the voluntaries using this section so here we go:

What is your organizations policy on EBOLA ??

The order has brought in a policy to say we cant transport any possible or query cases of ebola / suspicious cases and that we are to leave them to the HSE to transport.
What is your organizations policy ??
Volunteers Are Unpaid , Not Because They Are Worthless. But Because They  Are Priceless !!!
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#2
I don't know what my organisations policy on it is, but I know what my policy is.  "Sorry, I'm not available!"
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#3
I'd have a similar policy 
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#4
Best policy is not to catch it.
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#5
Got to find it first :P
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(13-10-2014, 07:01 PM)amboman bobby Wrote: The order has brought in a policy to say we cant transport any possible or query cases of ebola / suspicious cases and that we are to leave them to the HSE to transport.

What's the definition of a suspicious case of ebola? Who makes the decision that the patient is a query ebola case?
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(14-10-2014, 08:44 AM)Florence_N Wrote:
(13-10-2014, 07:01 PM)amboman bobby Wrote: The order has brought in a policy to say we cant transport any possible or query cases of ebola / suspicious cases and that we are to leave them to the HSE to transport.

What's the definition of a suspicious case of ebola? Who makes the decision that the patient is a query ebola case?

Flu like symptoms with a history of travel to an infected area - i.e flu symptoms with travels to west Africa in the last 3 weeks or something similar. Crew make the decision.

Any queried case and it ain't coming near my ambulance/crew - statutory lads can deal with that, as much as they don't want to either.   
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(14-10-2014, 09:02 AM)wex-eire Wrote:
(14-10-2014, 08:44 AM)Florence_N Wrote:
(13-10-2014, 07:01 PM)amboman bobby Wrote: The order has brought in a policy to say we cant transport any possible or query cases of ebola / suspicious cases and that we are to leave them to the HSE to transport.

What's the definition of a suspicious case of ebola? Who makes the decision that the patient is a query ebola case?

Flu like symptoms with a history of travel to an infected area - i.e flu symptoms with travels to west Africa in the last 3 weeks or something similar. Crew make the decision.

Any queried case and it ain't coming near my ambulance/crew - statutory lads can deal with that, as much as they don't want to either.   


Practically how does this work? You would be mid way through a patient assessment when you realise they "tick" all the Ebola boxes. Also, early Ebola symptoms are similar to Flu symptoms, I fear there could be a lot of "Ebola red mist" around!

Have the OMAC a policy for members who have come in contact with such a patient? GP follow up etc.
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#9
(14-10-2014, 09:34 AM)Florence_N Wrote:
(14-10-2014, 09:02 AM)wex-eire Wrote:
(14-10-2014, 08:44 AM)Florence_N Wrote:
(13-10-2014, 07:01 PM)amboman bobby Wrote: The order has brought in a policy to say we cant transport any possible or query cases of ebola / suspicious cases and that we are to leave them to the HSE to transport.

What's the definition of a suspicious case of ebola? Who makes the decision that the patient is a query ebola case?

Flu like symptoms with a history of travel to an infected area - i.e flu symptoms with travels to west Africa in the last 3 weeks or something similar. Crew make the decision.

Any queried case and it ain't coming near my ambulance/crew - statutory lads can deal with that, as much as they don't want to either.   


Practically how does this work? You would be mid way through a patient assessment when you realise they "tick" all the Ebola boxes. Also, early Ebola symptoms are similar to Flu symptoms, I fear there could be a lot of "Ebola red mist" around!

Have the OMAC a policy for members who have come in contact with such a patient? GP follow up etc.

Practically I've no idea at the moment - Was just a short message from the chief medical officer. I would imagine something more comprehensive will follow as it continues to spread through the western world. I agree about the "Ebola Red Mist" - particularly the time of year we are arriving into - sure it has happened already with the two queried cases in Ireland last month.

Follow up policies etc I'm actually not sure about - must look into that - again something that would probably be covered off in a more comprehensive SOP/Policy. If it were a queried case it would flow up through the channels and there would be debriefs follow up's, GP visits etc I imagine... 
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#10
I'd rather see an Ebola red mist instead of having a red mist coming out of my arse……….how many pure BS calls do the Stat providers deal with nationally every week?? 

I have NO intention of getting Ebola, I can assure you of that.
It's not the HSE's opinion, it's not managements opinion, it's mine. All mine.
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#11
Treat Ebola patients like hazmat.........if you can see them you are too close
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