GREENSBORO, NC, Oct. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Prophecy Healthcare®
, in partnership with Accountable Healthcare Staffing, Inc. based in Boca Raton, Florida launched an "Ebola: Communicable Disease Preparedness" education module offering healthcare staffing organizations and facilities a streamlined way to educate staff. Proper training will play a key role in controlling the spread of, and minimizing panic surrounding, this deadly virus.
"In light of recent events, we hope the launch of this new education module helps healthcare staffing organizations and facilities around the country stay at the forefront of containing the spread of the Ebola virus. We will continue to monitor the guidance we receive from organizations, such as the CDC and WHO. We will update this module as any new guidelines and/or recommendations are released," commented Felicia Sadler, MJ BSN RN CPHQ, Vice President of Quality & Performance, Prophecy Healthcare.
Key to all infection control is consistent and meticulous implementation, practice and training. Prophecy believes this starts with education, and for this reason are offering all Prophecy clients the "Ebola: Communicable Disease Preparedness" education module free of charge for the next 30 days.
Topics of education include:
- History and Etiology of the Ebola Virus
- Identifying the Ebola Virus
- Symptoms of the Ebola Virus
- Diagnosis & Treatment Options
- How Healthcare Workers Should Protect Themselves
- Donning and Removal of PPE
- Environmental Cleaning Protocol
- Travel Controls & Recommendations
"With four offices in Texas alone, we were elated when Prophecy quickly put the wheels in motion to partner with our clinical team in developing the 'Ebola: Communicable Disease Preparedness' education module," explained Patricia Donohoe, BSN, Chief Nursing Executive, Accountable Healthcare Staffing. "We are continuing to provide our staff with reliable sources of information that is pertinent to them. Our top priority is the health and safety of our Healthcare Professionals, those front line nurses in whom patients and their families depend upon to provide honest information, care and compassion. We feel our nurses have the right to know how they can protect themselves, and their loved ones, should they be responsible for caring for a patient with the suspected or confirmed Ebola Virus."
Just last week, Prophecy offered a free branded Ebola Travel Screening Document to healthcare staffing organizations and facilities interested in using it with their staff. The offer is still available and organizations can request their copy here.
Arming healthcare workers with the knowledge needed to understand the Ebola Virus, and the expectations of proper and changing protocols to protect themselves, will inevitably play a role in preventing a widespread epidemic here at home. Prophecy vows to continue leveraging their online healthcare competency testing platform to develop and distribute resources for education.
About Prophecy Healthcare®
Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy Healthcare got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. Prophecy's three-pronged approach to testing ensures nurses have the right mix of clinical competence, personality attributes, and interpersonal skills to provide safe and effective patient care while adding to an overall positive experience. For more information about Prophecy, visit http://www.prophecyhealth.com or call 336.802.1070.
About Accountable Healthcare Staffing
With over two centuries of combined experience between their Executive Management and Branch Teams, AHS is one of the fastest growing healthcare staffing companies in the U.S. With offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington, the Company's combined expertise began in the '70s when healthcare staffing was just gaining recognition and momentum. Today, AHS teams bring together market knowledge and insights that are reshaping service delivery with an emphasis on quality, integrity and clinical excellence. For more information about AHS, visit http://www.ahcstaff.com/.
CONTACT: Meredith Juengel MBA Director of Relationship Management Prophecy Healthcare, Inc. (336)802-1070 x722 Twitter: Prophecy_Health