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

    Naturally the CDC and the Fed doesn't want to start a wide spread panic......but then I wonder if they had thought about the MS media. What do you think about this info and what Nurses are saying? I think they are on the money and people cannot take this matter lightly. What say ye?


    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola. Many say they have gone to hospital managers, seeking training on how to best care for patients and protect themselves and their families from contracting the deadly disease, which has so far killed at least 3,338 people in the deadliest outbreak on record. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that U.S. hospitals are prepared to handle such patients. Many infectious disease experts agree with that assessment.

    "The Texas case is a perfect example," said Micker Samios, a triage nurse in the emergency department at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation's capital. "In addition to not being prepared, there was a flaw in diagnostics as well as communication," Samios said. Nurses argue that inadequate preparation could increase the chances of spreading Ebola if hospital staff fail to recognize a patient coming through their doors, or if personnel are not informed about how to properly protect themselves. "When an Ebola patient is admitted or goes to the intensive care unit, those nurses, those tech service associates are not trained," she said. "The X-ray tech who comes into the room to do the portable chest X-ray is not trained. The transporter who pushes the stretcher is not trained." If an Ebola patient becomes sick while being transported, "How do you clean the elevator?" 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.....snip~

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

    I'm taking it pretty lightly.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I'm taking it pretty lightly.

    You should be.

    To critique the irresponsible policy of allowing unfettered travel out of West Africa to the heart lands would require you to bad mouth Obama.

    And the Government. Hell, did you hear Matt lauers interview with the head of the CDC ?

    Jesus H !

    I wonder what those 3000 service Men are thinking right about now ? They're headed to ground zero by a incompetent administration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You should be.

    To critique the irresponsible policy of allowing unfettered travel out of West Africa to the heart lands would require you to bad mouth Obama.

    And the Government. Hell, did you hear Matt lauers interview with the head of the CDC ?

    Jesus H !

    I wonder what those 3000 service Men are thinking right about now ? They're headed to ground zero by a incompetent administration.


    Heya Fenton. That's been up to 4k troops now. Admiral Kirby says they'll naturally will be assessing at all times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You should be.

    To critique the irresponsible policy of allowing unfettered travel out of West Africa to the heart lands would require you to bad mouth Obama.

    And the Government. Hell, did you hear Matt lauers interview with the head of the CDC ?

    Jesus H !

    I wonder what those 3000 service Men are thinking right about now ? They're headed to ground zero by a incompetent administration.
    Not too worried. Their in quarantine. Not too worried.


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

    I am betting the flu will kill lots more people in US than Ebola. Got your flu shot yet?
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    One would expect that since it's not a usual issue here.

    Not something to panic about, they've got time.

    Mass hysteria is lame.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    This is serious as we have all ready witnessed the ball being dropped with the first case, even after they said we were prepared.

    Every person involved with a possible Ebola patient should have training to protect themselves and the general public. If the nurses are worried, so should be the entire institution where they work and every person walking in.

    Thanks for the article

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Not too worried. Their in quarantine. Not too worried.
    Really.....I will show you what WCH showed me.

    Whats wrong with this picture.











    In the latest indication, state and local authorities confirmed Thursday that a week after a Liberian man fell ill with Ebola in Dallas, and four days after he was placed in isolation at a hospital here, the apartment where he was staying with four other people had not been sanitized and the sheets and dirty towels he used while sick remained in the home. County officials visited the apartment without protection Wednesday night.

    They said Wednesday that they believed 12 to 18 people had direct contact. On Thursday morning, a spokeswoman for Dallas County Health and Human Services said it was thought that 80 people had contact directly with Mr. Duncan or secondarily with his direct contacts. Then in an afternoon news conference, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that health workers were assessing 100 people — including hospital workers and emergency medical technicians — to determine whether they had been exposed. That number does not include secondary contacts, a spokesman for the agency said......snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us...acts.html?_r=0

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    One would expect that since it's not a usual issue here.

    Not something to panic about, they've got time.

    Mass hysteria is lame.
    No one is talking about mass hysteria, people are talking about being prepared for the worst and hope it never happens.

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