Ebola Preparations at Marshall Medical Center
El Dorado County Ebola Protection
The Ebola virus, recently having been prominent in the media, has prompted
questions in the community regarding Marshall’s readiness for treating
potentially contagious patients.
Marshall is prepared and is continuing to refine processes in the event
that the Ebola virus emerges in our region. We have been following the
CDC recommendations for awareness and preparation and our facility is
equipped with isolation rooms and protective equipment to handle any manner
of infectious disease.
Our Infection Prevention and Control Department has taken extra steps to
ensure that all physicians on our staff understand the symptoms and what
to watch for. If we were to admit a patient with possible Ebola, we would
immediately place the patient in appropriate isolation, notify our county
public health department for additional guidance and begin the recommended
testing. Our staff has been trained on how to apply stringent isolation
procedures and we would implement the expanded CDC-recommended steps such
as increased patient room entry control.
We ask any patients who have traveled to East Africa in the past 30 days
and are running a fever, to call 911 from home. If patients decide to
come to the Emergency Department, these patients are asked to take precautionary
measures to isolate themselves from other patients and alerting hospital
Keeping Patients & the Public Safe
Ebola is a disease that transmits via blood and body fluids. Marshall's
Standard, Contact, and Droplet isolation procedures, facility and equipment
are capable of handling the appropriate isolation for this disease. We
are hopeful its spread will not reach our region, but we are ready if
it does and want to reassure the public of their safety and our preparation.
For more information on the disease, please visit the Centers for Disease
Control Website at:
Click here to learn more about
What you need to Know about Ebola.