The nurses union, National Nurses United, has released a statement about the preparations they received from the CDC when handling Ebola patients. If true the statement provides a chilling look into how unprepared the CDC was, and still is, to protecting the public at large from a spread of this disease.
One part of the statement reads: “there was no advanced preparedness on what to do with the patient. There was no protocol, there was no system. The nurses were asked to call the Infectious Disease Department. The Infectious Disease Department did not have clear policies to provide either.”
The statement goes on, “advanced preparation that had been done by the hospital primarily consisted of e-mailing us about one optional lecture or seminar on Ebola. There was no mandate for nurses to attend training or what nurses had to do in the event of arrival of a patient with Ebola-like symptoms.”
The union even states that there was no hands on training and that nurses were left to train each other in how to use the protective equipment.
The most chilling aspect is the fact many of these nurses still went on rounds to other patients in the hospital. Those who might have been infected were place in isolation for a day before being moved back into rooms with other patients.
This is how a disease like Ebola spreads. We can thank Mr. Duncan for bringing it here and our leader, Obama for failing to protect our citizens from this virus.
Once again Obama is hesitating because he has no idea what he’s doing.