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KVH conducts Ebola training for hospital staff



EBOLA PREPAREDNESS: David Nice, PPE Instructor, assists Amanda Gibson, RN, with a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), which is part of the protective suiting worn during infectious patient care and treatment.

Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) is taking a proactive approach on Ebola.

On Nov. 5 the hospital held its first "basic training" course for the care of suspected Ebola Virus Disease, commonly called Ebola. Although the likelihood of encountering a suspected case of Ebola is low, the hospital says it's taking nothing for granted in preparing for suspected Ebola and other infectious diseases. This training would also prepare staff in the event of an environmental disaster, such as a major chemical spill.

KVH's training has been provided by David Nice, a paramedic with EMS District 1. Additionally, Nice works as an instructor for the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Prepare...

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