Survey: US nurses unprepared for Ebola

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 13, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Are health care workers in the U.S. prepared to deal with the Ebola virus?

According to a new survey, most nurses here say no.

The country’s largest union of registered nurses found that more than 80 percent of nurses surveyed say they have not been trained adequately on Ebola.

Over a third of them – 37 percent – say their hospitals lack supplies like eye protection and fluid resistant gowns.

Seventy-six percent report that their hospitals have yet to issue adequate policies on how to deal with patients who may be infected with Ebola.

Almost 2,000 nurses across the country participated in the survey.

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  • Mario
    13 October 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Blame CDC, they are still writing the new protocol on how to deal with Ebola. Don’t blame Obama, he is busy playing his 200th golf game.

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