Nurses union: Hospitals not prepared for Ebola; 'huge vacuum in credibility, implementation'

October 12, 2014 8:55 PM

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Nurses union: Hospitals not prepared for Ebola; 'huge vacuum in credibility, implementation'

The country’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses on Sunday said American hospitals are still not communicating policies to health care workers regarding how to handle potential Ebola patients. National Nurses United also said that 85 percent of 1,900 nurses surveyed said their hospitals have not provided education about the virus in a setting that allows nurses to interact with or ask administrators questions.

“As has been shown in Dallas, they are not prepared,” NNU co-president Deborah Burger said in a press conference in Oakland, Calif.

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