Since the introduction of the first patient traveling from West Africa to the US with Ebola, hospitals and the CDC have been scrambling to train health providers in the recognition of and treatment for Ebola. The Texas hospital’s example shows that having someone in the ED who had a high index of suspicion for this African disease would have been helpful. Internationally Trained Doctors, especially those from Africa are assets of inestimable value in our new world order where there are no borders that diseases can’t cross. In addition, the electronic medical record system, where the information of the patient’s recent travel from West Africa was recorded, is no substitute for communication between healthcare providers.
Texas Hospital Could Face Probe over Handling of Ebola Patient as Records Released. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/11/texas-hospital-could-face-probe-over-handling-ebola-patient-as-records-released/