Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola Protocols have to change after nurse gets infection from patient.

Ebola is the most communicable disease of the 21st century.  Doctors and nurses who come in contact with sufferers of Ebola run the risk of catching the disease even if they follow current protocols.  This makes if next to impossible to treat Ebola patients.  

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-chief-after-dallas-nurses-ebola-infection-us-must-rethink-protocols/2014/10/13/5317a9a8-530f-11e4-809b-8cc0a295c773_story.html?hpid=z1

Key Terms
 first transmission
“substantially” change  ramp up training front-line
 no margin for error
raced 
succumbed to the virus 
monitoring,
had tracked down
Ebola-stricken
quarantine 
 insidious disease
scrutiny
 breach in protocol 
 incinerated 

Questions
What did you know about Ebola before reading this article? 
In your opinion, what needs to change in the treatment of Ebola patients?
How did the nurse get the infection? 
What was done with the room and his belongings after the first patient died?
What special thing is being done for the nurse? 
Why wasn't this done for the first patient?



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher



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