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School of Nursing alumni discuss successful treatment of Ebola patients

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The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will host a panel discussion titled, "Beyond the Headlines: How Emory Nurses Fought Ebola."

The alumni panel discussion and reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12th at 6 p.m. in the Rollins School of Public Health Auditorium located at 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The panel will feature first hand accounts of three Emory nursing alumni, Crystal Johnson, Laura Mitchell, and Jason Slabach on their training to provide care for the Ebola patients, management of international media attention, and how their Emory nursing education prepared them for the fight against Ebola.

Doctors and nurses at Emory University Hospital (EUH) changed the face of health care delivery when they successfully treated four patients with Ebola virus disease--an infectious disease with high mortality rates that has plagued West Africa.

"I am extremely proud of the professionalism, expertise and overall commitment to quality and efficient health care that these nurses exhibited," says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. "Under very trying and strenuous circumstances, they, along with the entire medical team, upheld the true ideals and practices of exceptional care and service to all patients. They truly have valuable anecdotes and lessons to share that will serve as a global model for positive health outcomes."

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