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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Triage

\We need to be concerned about communicable diseases. Coughing from the mouth, any nausea vomiting - put a safety mask on those people on triage. Females wont own up to yeast infections or bladder infections... ask about that. They were walking in dirty water and this needs to be addressed. Anyone with nausea/vomiting and diarrhea has to be sent to the Hydration clinic. It is top priority except for life threatening diseases. There is a major outbreak of Norwalk virus and needs to be contained. People brought into us us with Norwalk virus outbreak had not been able to eat or drink for 2-3 days; after one liter of normal saline - they made a remarkable recovery! (Why are you not surprised?)

Nurses get Norwalk virus. Even after religious handwashing, three nurses came down with the virus. Strange - starts out with a sore throat, then ends up with major diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. So far, it has only lasted 24 hours for those nurses affected/