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How We’re Responding to the Ebola Concern

Recently, there have been a number of stories in the news about elevated concerns surrounding Ebola and isolated cases of this disease affecting individuals in the United States. As our families as well aware, we are also entering the winter season, which brings an elevated concern for the flu and other viruses. We want to ensure you we are aware of these concerns, and have them top of mind when clinicians are visiting a patient’s home.

_T6K8927At Pediatric Home Service, we are committed to following practices that minimize any chance of infection or spreading illness. It is always important to us that any caregiver is always completely comfortable with a clinician being in the home, so if staff are under the weather but are still able to work and have a patient visit scheduled, they will be calling the family to discuss how the caregiver would like to proceed. They can decide if they would prefer the clinician come to the home and wear a mask while administering cares, or reschedule the visit to a time when they are completely healthy – our clinicians are happy to adapt to whatever works best for the family.

If you have any questions or concerns about Ebola, the Minnesota Department of Health website that focuses on this disease is a great resource. For any additional information on our protocols or procedures during this time, please feel free to call our office at 651-642-1825 and ask for Melanie Swenson.

Originally published: November 7, 2014

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