Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ski Patroller Trained Better than Dallas Ebola Nurses

Worried about ISIS, ebola, and the long list of other crazy stuff that seems to fill up the news? well this will WORRY YOU EVEN MORE.. MWAHAHAHA (Vincent Price evil laugh)..

Read articles about the Nurse's Union report on the gross dereliction of duty by the administration of the Dallas hospital, not only endangering other patients and the community, but their own staff. You will be sickened at the gross negligence revealed by their reports.

Thanks to these negligent administrators and their colleagues, we will probably see Ebola in 4-8 weeks in many cities in the US.

Like it is some A-ha Moment that people travel globally, that symptoms are hard to screen, and that one should err on the side of caution given the severe consequences to all of humanity in the event of containment failure.

Why do I have any credibility to speak on this? After all, I am not a doctor or a nurse, right? Well,  I used to be a Wildnerness EMT (WEC) certified Ski Patroller out in Park City Utah back in the 90's working at the Canyons, and Park City, 100+ ski days per year. Even in those days, even out on the snow on the mountain, we were properly trained and provisioned to deal with preventing contact with a guest/patient's bodily fluids. We were trained by the local clinic by local doctors, nurses, and emt's. Hosted by the Clinic with their staff providing oversight and resources, we even ran ongoing mock response scenarios so we could be evaluated for our attention to following protocol. This was for frikking SKI PATROL at a SMALL resort town in a Utah, a state that has a very low population density to begin with.. in other words, we were more or less in the middle of nowhere and we had better training and compliance with protocols than a major regional hospital in a world class city, Dallas, where the former President Bush lived.. supposedly lived, that is. ;-)

In those days we really only needed to worry about HepA,B,C, AIDS, and a few other less permanent diseases, and even then we had N95 class masks, proper gloves, eye protection, and our goretex served as adequate fluid transfer barriers. Heck, when it's really cold we even have balaclavas covering our face..

So.. how is it when we know that ebola has a 70% fatality rate, that over 15 years later, at a major hospital in Dallas, AND after spending untold BILLIONS over that same time frame expanding the budget and operating scope of the CDC, we have hospitals putting their staff and the community at risk of infection?

How is that CDC Director Tom Freiden is only now making available CDC deployment teams, organizing them just this week? Why weren't the CDC teams already planned on ages ago in anticipation of an outbreak? ANY Outbreak? Has the CDC ever heard of scenario contingency planning? No? Really?! Noone from FEMA called them to discuss their preparedness? Gross Dereliction of duty and responsibility. Willful and reckless endangerment of the public, if you ask me, and yes.. I know you didn't ask me.

Do we need to get the military to run all this? It seems like they are the only ones with government paychecks that actually do a good job.

Pick an article from a source of your liking.. just so you can't say I was quoting the Liberal.. or Conservative... media.

So.. Start eating canned food, and working from home. Whatever you do.. I would avoid eating at a restaurant in the near future!

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