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.”
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
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
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.