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New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit

New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Three hospitals in New Jersey have been designated as prepared to treat a patient diagnosed with Ebola.

One of the hospitals is so ready that they’re taking their services to the road.

NorthJersey.com reports that Hackensack University Medical Center wants to use its mobile satellite emergency department to treat Ebola cases. The mobile unit is made up of two 43-foot trailers, and has seven beds, digital X-ray and sterilizing equipment, oxygen generators, and a portable field lab.

FiOS1 News reports that the unit is on hospital property, about a half-mile from the main building. Hackensack’s proposed plan still needs approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hackensack acquired the mobile unit through more than $10 million in funding from the government. “This will show the maximum capabilities but flexibility of the system,” said Dr. Joseph Feldman, according to NorthJersey.com. “Anything you can do in an intensive care unit you can do here. This is more advanced than some of the community hospitals.”

 

NJ Ebola: Who is Kaci Hickox?

NJ Ebola: Who is Kaci Hickox?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s new policy of quarantining health workers who are returning from countries facing the Ebola virus has seen its first victim.

Texas native Kaci Hickox has be...

Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs

Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

People with special needs may take a step forward in receiving the services that could foster additional independence, thanks to a recent legislativ...

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON — Senator Richard J. Codey wants the State Department of Education to study the potential benefits of later start times for middle school and ...

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results
BY ROB FORMAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Type 2 diabetes affects an estimated 28 million Americans according to the American Diabetes Association, but medications now available only treat symptoms...

4 Reasons Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous to Kids

4 Reasons Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous to Kids
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Laundry detergent pods are little packets containing small amounts of a cleaner designed to make wash day easier for users. But the pods have developed a serious down s...

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - The crucial decisions about end-of-life medical care made in advance of incapacitating conditions should be supported by Medicare and Medica...

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

While five United States international airports will begin screening tests for the Ebola virus, the debate continues on as to whether we are currently prepared for the ...

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New screening of airline passengers coming from West Africa for the Ebola virus is being tested early.

A man arriving at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday was taken to U...

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