Tag: ebola epidemic

Anesthesiologists Face the Ebola Epidemic—Time to ‘Educate, Train and Prepare’

Because of their responsibility for performing airway intubation and other invasive procedures, anesthesiologists will play an essential role in managing patients with Ebola virus infection. Scientific evidence guiding the anesthetic management of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is presented and analyzed in a special article published byAnesthesia & Analgesia. “Given the current spread of the disease, anesthesia personnel worldwide may be called...

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Ebola Epidemic Spurs Students to Launch Global Design Competition for Medical Healing

Driven by suffering Ebola patients and caregivers, architecture and medical students at New York Institute of Technology have launched a global competition to generate design ideas for mobile healing environments in areas affected by epidemics. The students formed a nonprofit group, Habitat for Healing, to solicit ideas for what they are calling Mobile Architectures for Strategic Healing or the “MASH Pad” project. The competition is...

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Strategies for Fighting Ebola

Where do we stand in the fight against Ebola — and what should be done now? Columbia is convening leading experts — from the University and other institutions – to recommend and discuss specific strategies to: Arrest the transmission of the virus and accelerate the delivery of needed care. Marshal the financial resources – and the health care personnel – required to address the crisis. Mobilize and coordinate international, national,...

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