Healthcare Worker Astonished at Mediocre Equipment Purchased By Hospital

Quayle Alerts.  Anonymous.  I work for a major Hospital in Kansas City. My Co worker just showed me a little hood–This is how unprepared we are that the Hospital bought to use for Ebola Patients…they bought 12.

Hey Steve..just might want to share this with Hawk…we are in so much trouble with this Ebola thing…i work for a major Hospital in Kansas City.

My Co worker just showed me a little hood that the Hospital bought to use for Ebola Patients…they bought 12. 12. No kidding. To be used by employees, visitors, and Patients. Yes….shared. No suits…just
hoods. Shared. 12. We are so screwed if it’s takes off. I thought it
was a joke at first. It was not. This is how unprepared we are..these are

Medical professionals making these decisions…wow…so sad–SQ NOTE TOTAL NEGLIGENCE AND IGNORANCE-IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME IF THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL STAFF SIMPLY WALKED OUT!

Oct 10, 2014

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EBOLA, DAMN LIES, MORE LIES, AND BS: Part II A DARK CONTINUUM OF ERRORS

QUINTAS DIAS.   Sadly, Ebola victim, Mr. Thomas E. Duncan has succumbed.  There should be an inquest to see who was complicit in this man’s death and what measures could have been taken to prevent it.

1.  Duncan could have been detained and quarantined in Africa.
2.  Duncan could have been refused boarding rights on the air carriers that flew him to America.
3. Airport medical inspectors at his destination could have quarantined Duncan.
4. The President could have revoked landing rights to air carriers coming in from African Ebola contagion zones.
5.  Hospital staff could have also quarantined Mr. Duncan.
This is not to place to conduct a post-mortem analysis of the facts and circumstances contributing to Mr. Duncan’s passing.  That is an inquest panel’s responsibility.  The intent is to jar awake apathetic public officials charged with our public safety and to remove incompetent ones.
CIRCUMSTANCES
We know that Duncan participated in transporting a sick Ebola patient in Africa.  Thus, he was exposed to the disease.  Much less is known about his itinerary and travel arrangements.
Duncan was allowed to deplane and meld within the Dallas civilian population.  Duncan was likely symptomatic at some point within ten days of his arrival in the United States.
Becoming ill, he sought medical help at Dallas’ Presbyterian Hospital. Something went wrong at the hospital.  Staff failed to dig into his background and missed important signifiers that Duncan could be a possible Ebola carrier.  There is no point in blaming the hospital examining staff for the tragedy. Sometimes the only way you learn is from the bitter fruit realized from your mistakes. However, the bitter fruit remains.  There were intelligence signifiers available that should have prompted medical staff to dig deeper into Duncan’s background.
We know the hospital tried to evade responsibility for releasing Duncan back into the population after being given a prescription for antibiotics.
OUTCOMES
We know that Duncan was transported in an ambulance and vomited inside the ambulance.  We know that he was found deathly sick in his apartment and vomited on the sidewalk outside of his apartment. We do not know how many people Duncan met while symptomatic
Duncan’s immediate close contacts have been quarantined.

We are not sure about the ambulance crew

The ambulance, the sidewalk, and Duncan’s apartment were decontaminated days after his admission to hospital.
The clean up crew used a high-pressure washer to flush the sidewalk of vomit.  Thus, highly contagious body fluids were blown about, possibly contaminating the clean up crew, and were dispersed about the area, and flushed down sewer drains by rain.
We are not sure whether any of the passengers aboard Duncan’s flights have been identified or have been placed under observation.
A CDC spokesperson publicly stated there was no danger of contagion and no, the CDC was not going to search for, and track individuals Duncan may have been in contact.
Mr.  Duncan is now dead.
Subsequently, the President remains indifferent about taking any vigorous action to limit or stop air travel from Africa’s contagion zones into the United States.
Moreover, the US southern border remains unsecured.  ISIS spokespersons have publicly stated that they intend to slip deliberately infected Ebola operatives over the US border to infect US citizens.
Meanwhile, we have a jackass American politician calling for US airstrikes on African villages in the contagion zone to kill anyone infected with Ebola.
SUMMARY
This is a classic example of a chain of cascading events setting into motion a tragic trajectory with a fatal outcome.  In sum, Duncan should never have been allowed to board an aircraft departing the contagion zone given the information regarding his background.  African airport authorities did nothing to stop him. US authorities did nothing to prevent the aircraft from landing and Duncan from deplaning.
Hospital staff did not properly identify Duncan as a possible carrier and released him.  Hospital management tried to cover up the error.  The CDC and the NIH stated they would do nothing to stop incoming flights from Africa’s contagion zone.  The President declined to take action.  Now, we have a man dead, and who knows how many potential Ebola vectors loose inside the United States.
The Border Patrol captured an ISIS terror cell on the border.  Where are the others?  Criminals employ effective stratagems in allowing sacrificial goats to be apprehended while allowing others to slip through checkpoints.
There is an urgent need to add hospital and medical staff to US intelligence planning and operation parameters.  They need to be alerted to possible WMD CBRN threats. There is an urgent need to share medical intelligence with US allies in Europe, Africa, and Mexico.
US medical care facilities and medical staff are NOT adequately trained or even prepared to handle an infectious disease crisis of the scale now ongoing in Africa. Hospitals need to coordinate SOPs with police and emergency responders.
In light of the lessons learned from Mumbai and the recent devastating terror attack on a hospital in Yemem, US authorities need to consider hardening hospitals, and increasing security for hospital and medical staff.  Our doctors and nurses NEED and deserve protection.
Despite credible evidence to the contrary, personnel at the NIH and CDC still maintain Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air.
Unfortunately, the focus on treatment or prevention remains on vaccination without due regard of their questionable record of effectiveness, and scores of confirmed deaths resulting from their use.
It was not a good fortnight.
The American people deserve better than this.
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Cops, Terrorists and Infectious Disease

QUINTAS DIAS.  F—– was a state policeman.  He was in his 30s, nice-looking with a pleasant disposition.  He’d been on the force for four years and was the designated area hazmat officer.
We were having dinner at Tio’s an excellent Mexican restaurant and talking shop.  The topic switched to Texas and the recent death of T.E. Duncan the Liberian Ebola victim.  F——– expressed his regrets over Duncan’s death.  That is all I needed to bore in.
I asked what preps the police were taking to face an infectious disease outbreak.  F——- grimaced and glanced away.
“Dude, come on, ain’t gonna go public with who you are… I’ll deep background ya, my word on it.” I said, hoping this might prompt F—— to open up.
I asked him if the police agencies were being issued PPEs and training on when and how to use this protective gear.  F—— said.  “I’ve got my Tyvek hazmat suit, respirator and other stuff and that’s it.” I asked him to explain.  F——- added that he was part of the state hazmat response task force, a specialized unit.  A brief silence ensued.  He knew what I was thinking.  “No, I’m it in the district…  The other guys don’t have a damn thing, or have the training either.”
I told him what I knew about the circumstances of several Texas cops allegedly displaying Ebola symptoms.  The cops had been dispatched to serve a search warrant at the Duncan residence.
I asked him if he had heard about the ISIS terrorist cell apprehended on the border by the border cops.  He shook his head.  I got mad.  F—– looked around to see who was watching.  I lowered my voice and shot him a look.
“Dude you and the guys, if you don’t get heads out of asses are in MF city.”
F——- look pained and agreed.  He confirmed that the state police lacked PPEs and response protocols.  There was little or no inter-agency hazmat training.  The state had a hazmat unit, were good, but were dispersed and too few to handle any type of sustained chemical or bacteriological onslaught.  The local cops were hopelessly behind.
I was getting hotter.  I asked him if he was aware of lessons learned in the Mumbai terrorist assault and if he knew about terrorists blowing up a hospital in Yemen recently.
“Jesus, didn’t know about that.”  He replied.  I asked him what management was doing to upgrade training and equipment to contend with  infectious diseases or running  into an ambush set to prep a kill zone to take out first responders, or to respond to an active shooter situation at a health care facility.  F——- looked sick and shrugged.
“What are you guys doing about intelligence.”  I asked.  “Well, I brief the locals on what we know.”  I asked him if clinics and hospitals were tied into a formal intelligence network.  He shook his head.
F—– said there had been no contingency plans or consideration to involve health care facilities, medical personnel in assessing security at health care facilities, planning a mutual aid response, target hardening or protecting paramedics, patients, and nurses on site.
Then F——- said something that electrified me.  “I’m up to speed on hazmat scenarios, know the protocols and how to use my stuff… but I gotta say most of the guys, and that includes me will probably not go on a call.”  He added that the bottom line was that the cops couldn’t handle it.
I shot back that he and the guys needed to put heat on the goddamn politicians and the highers.  F——- snickered.
We did a high five half-heartedly, as we pushed our plates away and got up to leave.  I paid and watched F——- saunter over to his cruiser.  He nodded at me and drove away.
I felt sick and depressed.
In sum, the state police and most of the local police were not ready to handle a terrorist attack on any major facility, including a medical facility, lacked equipment and training, and were behind the power curve.  Management did not seem very concerned or aware.  Hospitals and clinics were not part of an integrated intelligence network.
The bummer man is full of [expletive].  DHS is full of it.  So is the NIH and the CDC…buncha puffed up morons.
I knew what would happen to F——- if he choose to go public.  He’ be fired instantly.  He’d loose all of his benefits, his pension and he’d go on the do-not- hire blacklist.  F——- was doomed to shoveling [expletive] in a chicken coop if he blew the whistle.
I drove home in a very black mood.
F——- is a good cop and a good man.  He has a nice family.  Doctor Bennet is also a good man.  Nurse Angela, is a sweet matron with wonderful bedside skills.  They all are part of our first line response community.  People live or die based on their skills, perceptions and willingness to get involved.
When I got home, I checked the latest news reports.  The nurse’s condition in Spain is worsening.  Possible Ebola cases were reported in Austria, a British citizen was reported dead in Macedonia from possible Ebola. A recent poll indicated a majority of Americans wanted incoming flights from Africa’s hot zones stopped, while Ebola cases were reported in France, an Ebola cluster in Spain, and three Texas cops were now reported symptomatic.  To top it off Ebola burial crews in Sierra Leone were going on strike.
And our elected leaders, WTF about them?  What were they doing?  Well, one politician was calling for napalming African villages in the hot zones.  An American reporter was decrying media and official lack of transparency regarding the pandemic EV68 virus outbreak, killing kids and adults and rendering others with a polio-like paralysis.
CLICK… I turned off the news.  I had had enough.  Just before staring off at the wall numb, I caught a flash of a headline on the computer.  I brought up the article and smiled.
The American people were buying up all the emergency gear they could get their hands on.  Emergency gear suppliers were reporting up to 240% spikes in sales on: face masks, gloves, booties, disinfectants, protective suits, gas masks and all kinds of emergency gear, including manuals.
Good.  That underscored something about the American people I had learned a long time ago.  They were always far ahead of the goddamn politicians and were taking their security into their own hands.
I lingered on a thought.  Perhaps these people could be inspired to help F——-, and the little nurses out there left on their own to cope with a prolonged infectious disease outbreak and to form protective details to provide some physical security protection for our first responders and medical facility staff.
The thought cheered me.
I bet they will.
Quintus Dias
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