Abstracts

Survey of Arizona Emergency Department Infectious Disease Preparedness for Possible Ebola Patients

Authors: Lawrence DeLuca (University of Arizona) , Ashley Pickering (University of Arizona) , Zachary Roward (University of Arizona) , Tyler Durns (University of Arizona) , Ryan Miller (University of Arizona) , Dylan Sabb (University of Arizona) , John Cienki (Jackson Memorial Health System)

  • Survey of Arizona Emergency Department Infectious Disease Preparedness for Possible Ebola Patients

    Abstracts

    Survey of Arizona Emergency Department Infectious Disease Preparedness for Possible Ebola Patients

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Abstract

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has reached 28,421 cases, with several cases presenting within the United States. The Emergency Department (ED) often serves as the first line of treatment within the healthcare system. Arizona is the sixth largest state by area and the fifteenth largest by population in the United States. The majority of this population is located within just a few large metropolitan areas and the remaining consists of small rural communities that rely on small EDs that lack the resources and personnel of many larger centers. We sought to assess how EDs throughout the state would be able to treat and quarantine an Ebola patient.

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DeLuca, L. & Pickering, A. & Roward, Z. & Durns, T. & Miller, R. & Sabb, D. & Cienki, J., (2016) “Survey of Arizona Emergency Department Infectious Disease Preparedness for Possible Ebola Patients”, University of Arizona Journal of Medicine 1(1), p.5.

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28 Aug 2016