Personal Protective Equipment Poses Challenges To Using Stethoscopes For Ebola Health Workers

New York Times: In Treating Ebola, Even Using a Stethoscope Becomes a Challenge
“Doctors treating Ebola patients while wearing ‘the full spacesuit’ — protective gear, including waterproof hoods — are struggling with a clinician’s dilemma: what to do if they can’t use one of the oldest, most basic tools in medicine — a stethoscope. … Although cases are dropping rapidly in Africa, experts said stethoscopes could become more important as the remaining patients receive lifesaving intravenous hydration…” (McNeil, 2/8).

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