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New Ebola guidelines address PPE for health care workers

Washington – To help protect health care workers and other first responders against Ebola virus exposure, the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability has released a new set of recommendations for using personal protective equipment.
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CDC updates Ebola care guidelines

Atlanta – Following two cases in which U.S. nurses were infected with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its infection-control guidelines for health care workers.
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Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Washington – The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking innovators who can help improve personal protective equipment and tools used by health care workers who are fighting what is being called the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
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Workplace violence in health care

Experts say 'part of the job' mindset needs to change
Violence from patients, families and visitors is a common hazard for nurses and other health care workers. Although several states have recently strengthened penalties for assaults on health care personnel, worker advocates are calling for additional action.
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Health care providers ignore texting-while-driving dangers: study

Atlanta – Emergency medicine practitioners have an up-close view of the deaths and injuries that can result from texting while driving. Yet when they are not working, physicians, nurses, residents and other emergency health care providers often engage in the same dangerous driving habits, according to a study from Emory University School of Medicine.
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