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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Disease ridden children? WTF?
    Haven't you heard? Personal hygiene is not part of Mexican culture.




    Apparently it's also not part of African culture; haha, dumb racists are funny.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you prefer a continued spread of the disease that further increases the risk to Americans?
    I prefer we let the illness burn itself out right where it is, close our border and monitor those that have recently come from the source counties.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm just saying that nurses using universal precautions should actually be effective a preventing spread in their immediate environment. Of course, that doesn't mean that housekeeping, lab personnel, radiology, or doctors and other health care personnel won't be a potential problem, and there are (of course) nurses who don't practice universal precautions as well as they are trained to do. I treat every patient as if they are a potential source of infection, because in effect, they are. We all are.

    What do you think about these Nurses and what they are saying? Should managers of hospitals be listening? Didn't the CDC say American Hospitals are ready and able to deal with this?


    A survey by National Nurses United of some 400 nurses in more than 200 hospitals in 25 states found that more than half (60 percent) said their hospital is not prepared to handle patients with Ebola, and more than 80 percent said their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola. Another 30 percent said their hospital has insufficient supplies of eye protection and fluid-resistant gowns.

    "If there are protocols in place, the nurses are not hearing them and the nurses are the ones who are exposed," said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, which serves as both a union and a professional association for U.S. nurses......snip~

    U.S. nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    And if they contract ebola? Is that what they signed up for?
    Why is that different than if they took a bullet? Yes, military people sign up to risk their lives.


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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Those boots are not infantry. They're engineers (to build field hospitals), doctors, nurses and epidemiologists. Those are military people doing what they signed up to do.
    Indeed. Obama is doing exactly the right thing. There is no way to prevent an infectious disease from moving across borders in a modern world. So we need to address the problem at its weak point, which is the various African countries where the outbreak is at its worst (in large part because of conflicts between the nations involved and groups within those nations).

    Sadly because of our badly underfunded health care system and foolish reliance on outmoded for-profit insurance, we are probably very susceptible to an outbreak also.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why is that different than if they took a bullet? Yes, military people sign up to risk their lives.
    Taking a bullet is one thing. Suffering from an illness is another.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    You know sometimes I wonder why I am moderate to liberal instead of solidly conservative. Obviously the reason is that I don't walk around in a constant state of fear.

    The following are the top 15 causes of death in the United States:

    Cause of Death / Percent of Total
    1. Diseases of the heart
    28.5
    2. Malignant tumors 22.8
    3. Cerebrovascular diseases 6.7
    4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.1
    5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 4.4
    6. Diabetes mellitus 3.0
    7. Influenza and pneumonia 2.7
    8. Alzheimer's disease 2.4
    9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis 1.7
    10. Septicemia (blood poisoning) 1.4
    11. Suicide 1.3
    12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 1.1
    13. Primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease 0.8
    14. Parkinson's disease (tied) 0.7
    15. Homicide (tied) 0.7

    Just as an FYI, the odds are millions and millions and millions to one that any of the following will be your demise: terrorism, ebola, home invasions, beheading, or wild animal attack. It is a near certainty those are not what will kill you. If you are a smoker and or overweight, and you are worried about Ebola, your personal risk calculator is way off.

    Today, in the United States, you have less than a 1 in 300,000,000 chance of contracting Ebola. In contrast, if you smoke, you have about a 1 in 5 chance of getting lung cancer and dying a miserable death from it. If you are obese, you will on average die about 10 years early than someone that is fit (not to mention is greatly ups your cancer risk). Personally, with all the trail running, road biking, and wilderness backpacking trips I do, if anything kills me before my time I will probably be some kind an accident resulting from some thrill junkie stunt. Point being, I don't worry about ebola killing me, terrorism killing me, some inner city youth killing me (even though I often go on runs that take me through the inner city), or any of things that statistically have little to no chance of being my demise. Similarly, I don't count on the lottery for my retirement.

    Grow a pair and quit freaking out over ebola.
    "You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Indeed. Obama is doing exactly the right thing. There is no way to prevent an infectious disease from moving across borders in a modern world. So we need to address the problem at its weak point, which is the various African countries where the outbreak is at its worst (in large part because of conflicts between the nations involved and groups within those nations).
    I agree (except the "exactly" part), and that speech sounds an awful lot like Bush's regarding terrorism.

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