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“We’re happy to provide care to any and all types of patients that want to come here, whether they’ve just moved to the area or they’ve transferred their care from another provider.”
– Jessica MacPhail, NP, EMMC Family Medicine, Husson Ave.
EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
Read more about the many other life-saving stories that take place every day at EMMC Heart Care.
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(Bangor, Maine) – This morning, EMMC performed a preparedness drill involving a scenario where an individual showed symptoms of a fever and body aches after a recent trip to Liberia caring for patients with Ebola. During the exercise, this person was referred to EMMC for care. Multidisciplinary teams came together to walk through the steps, including isolating the patient in a designated area and using precautions and processes recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for Ebola.
“Here at EMMC, we have a responsibility to support the health needs of our community,” says Joel Farley, MS, FACHE, EMMC Facilities and Emergency Preparedness administrator. “Over the past few months, we have been preparing and training staff on CDC recommended practices and protocols to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and visitors in case a patient with Ebola symptoms arrives at EMMC.”
In the event that a patient with suspected Ebola virus disease requires treatment at EMMC, specially trained staff follow specific guidelines outlined by the Federal Centers For Disease Control. These employees will use the recommended guidelines to provide supportive care to the patient, while protecting other patients, caregivers, and other members of the team from potential infection.
Ebola virus disease is spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids (i.e. urine, feces, vomit) of an infected person with symptoms, or through exposure to surfaces that have been contaminated with infected body fluids. In order to be at risk for contracting Ebola, a person would have to have contact with body fluids and subsequently carry the wet particles to his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
EMMC regularly takes part in drills used to prepare staff for a real world scenario to improve communications, processes, and response times. Today’s drill required a coordinated response from departments throughout the organization and planned for collaboration with other public agencies.
For information about how to remain safe from infection, please visit the EMHS Infection Prevention portal: www.emhs.org.
Also visit the Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov.