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Medical tent raised to serve flu patients at Palomar Medical Center


Last updated 1/11/2018 at 10:56pm

A temporary medical tent is being used to triage and treat flu patients at Palomar Medical Center.

ESCONDIDO – Palomar Medical Center Escondido is triaging flu patients in a temporary medical tent erected outside its emergency department to expedite treatment and contain the spread of the influenza virus.

Nurses are screening all entering patients to the emergency department, handing out surgical masks and directing anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms to the medical tent where they will be treated and discharged or redirected for admission to the hospital.

The emergency department has been seeing an unusually high volume of patients this holiday season, treating as many as 40 percent...

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