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RNs Joined Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

RNs Joined Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

WASHINGTON D.C.—In an effort to dramatically improve care at District of Columbia hospitals, registered nurses represented by National Nurses United joined with D.C. Council members and community leaders at a press conference this morning, to announce the introduction of the 2015 Patient Protection Act. —National Nurses United, 03/02/15 More »

Free of Ebola but Not Fear

Free of Ebola but Not Fear

Experimental drugs and special care helped make Nina Pham Ebola free. But today she fears she may never escape the deadly disease. The 26-year-old nurse says she has nightmares, body aches and insomnia as a result of contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She says the hospital and its parent company, Texas Health Resources, failed her and her colleagues who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States diagnosed with Ebola. —Jennifer Emily, Dallas Morning News, 03/02/15 More »

Nurse Nina Pham suing hospital where she contracted Ebola

Nurse Nina Pham suing hospital where she contracted Ebola

The first nurse to contract Ebola in the U.S. is now suing the hospital she says is responsible. Nurse Nina Pham treated patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in October last year. Duncan was the first patient in the U.S. confirmed to have Ebola and died days after tests came back positive. —Dayton Daily News, 03/02/15 More »

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

This week registered nurses represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), will begin bargaining at two CHS-owned facilities in West Virginia. In December of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that stipulates both Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Bluefield, and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC) in Ronceverte, must bargain with RNs. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 02/27/15 More »

Nurses sound a CODE BLUE in D.C. on Fast Track and TPP

Nurses sound a CODE BLUE in D.C. on Fast Track and TPP

With the White House and some of the biggest multinational corporations lobbying Congress to “fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries, National Nurses United today converged on the nation’s capital to explain that what’s good for investors’ balance sheets is not necessarily good for patients. —National Nurses United, 02/26/15 More »

At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses’ Injuries

At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses’ Injuries

As NPR has reported in our investigative series Injured Nurses, nursing employees suffer more debilitating back and other injuries than almost any other occupation — and they get those injuries mainly from doing the everyday tasks of lifting and moving patients. —Daniel Zwerdling, NPR, 02/26/15 More »

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