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Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, Michael Lighty

Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, Michael Lighty

Nurses Call on Obama to Direct Hospitals to Follow Highest Standards for Beating Ebola (Nurse Talk spoke with Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, Michael Lighty last week) .

HERE ARE THE STORY UPDATES SINCE THEN…
AS NEWS BREAKS THAT SECOND HEALTH WORKER IN DALLAS TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA, 11,500 RNS JOIN NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR NURSES ON PREPAREDNESS

With concern escalating across the U.S. about the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on President Barack Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to order all U.S. hospitals to meet the highest “uniform, national standards and protocols” in order to “safely protect patients, all healthcare workers and the public.”

Here’s what we are talking about this week on Nurse Talk

Here’s what we are talking about this week on Nurse Talk

So much going on and the nurses are in the news this week! A recent survey conducted by National Nurses United shows hospitals are not ready for a large-scale disaster such as EBOLA.
No, we aren’t trying to scare you! Rather inform you –so–collectively we can impact public and private health policy.  Check it out @nursetalksite.com

RN Response Network’s Bonnie Castillo talks about the side of EBOLA no one is reporting

RN Response Network’s Bonnie Castillo talks about the side of EBOLA no one is reporting

Most have heard the news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but few have heard about the crisis of unprotected healthcare workers fighting to save their patients. Nurses on an Ebola ward in Liberia have been cutting up old overalls to serve as makeshift head-coverings to protect themselves from infection, despite international promises of more equipment

Fracking! How much do you know? RN and University of San Francisco Professor of Public Health Barbara Sattler

Fracking! How much do you know? RN and University of San Francisco Professor of Public Health Barbara Sattler

One University of San Francisco Nurse’s War on Fracking: A Struggle for Public Health.

USF’s Barbara Sattler is at the forefront of a growing national movement to shine a public light on the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, and its adverse health risks. Barbara joins Casey & Shayne on Nurse Talk this week.

On Pluto: Greg O’Brien – Alzheimers

On Pluto: Greg O’Brien – Alzheimers

If you’re trying to understand what if feels like to live with Alzheimer’s..then Award Winning Author Greg O’Brien’s book, “On Pluto” is the book to read. “The book glows with honesty, intelligence and compassion, and, given the subject, is a suprisingly spirit renewing book.” Anne D. LeClaire, author of “Listening Below the Noise”.

Bionic Pancreas is in the works…

Bionic Pancreas is in the works…

Ten percent of Americans are living with Diabetes. Over 1 million have Type 1. Although a cure is being worked on, recent trials for a Bionic Pancreas are in the works and advancing. Dr. Steven J. Russell is leading those trials through Massachusetts General. Bay Area reporter Jeannie Lynch spoke with Dr. Russell about this promising…

Historic rally in Detroit — 3,000, led by RNs and community leaders ‘Turn on the water.’

Turn on the water! Thousands of registered nurses, community, labor, environmental and community activists marched in Detroit today in a resounding protests against the shutoff of water to tens of thousands of city residents – an action the marchers called a wanton violation of human rights that creates a public health emergency. Brandishing signs that…Continue Reading