Local hospitals say they're ready, nurses ask for more preparation for Ebola

October 14, 2014 1:59 AM

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Local hospitals say they're ready, nurses ask for more preparation for Ebola

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A local nurses spokeswoman wants more stringent preparations for possible Ebola cases. The reaction comes after a Dallas nurse who cared for the first U.S. Ebola case is now confirmed with the virus. Bakersfield-area hospitals say they're ready with plans and special equipment.

"What we need is a uniform protocol, training, and hazmat suits so that we can have optimal protective gear for the nurses to care for their patients," Sandra Reding told Eyewitness News on Monday. She works at Memorial Hospital, and she's on the board of directors for the California Nurses Associat...

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