National nurses call on President Obama to issue executive order regarding Ebola

October 16, 2014 3:49 PM

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With concern escalating across the U.S. about the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United is calling on President Barack Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to order all U.S. hospitals to meet the highest “uniform, national standards and protocols” in order to “safely protect patients, all healthcare workers and the public.”

The request, send in a letter to the President, came on a day in which NNU, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, hosted a national call-in conference in which 11,500 RNs from across the U.S. joined to discuss what steps should be taken to confront a virulent disease that the World Health Organiz...

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