DALLAS, TX – Reports are coming in that during the care of the Liberian Ebola victim, the lead physician told his nurse: “Let’s go into the room together. I’ll be right behind you.” Dr. Wesles, an infection disease specialist, showing his chivalry by opening the door with one arm while the other was waving her in. He continued: “While we are inside I’ll make sure to tell you what to touch and what not to, making sure I cover all the life-saving contact precautions,” he said to the nurse in the hallway, prior to going in the room.
“I don’t know anything about Ebola, Dr. Wesles!” she told him in the doorway.
“Don’t worry, I’ll go over everything about this very deadly disease once we are inside. Just make sure you pay very close attention to what I go over because we don’t have a protocol yet. No need to waste time out here in the hall, let’s just go on in.”
As the two were walking in Dr. Wesles was paged, turned around and attended an emergent noon conference on EHR coding. They were serving enchiladas compliments of Pfizer. At press time the nurse was changing the Foley catheter, rectal tube, and NG tube with ripped gloves because they were too small; the hospital was saving money by cutting back on larger gloves and masks.