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RoseAnn DeMoro speaks with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer, CNN, 10/18/14 More »

How to Advocate on Ebola: National Nurses United

How to Advocate on Ebola: National Nurses United

As American health care workers now confront the risk of Ebola here in the U.S., National Nurses United has taken center stage. They’ve been fighting to get better protection for nurses who treat Ebola patients — and doing a lot of things right. —CQ Roll Call, 10/17/14 More »

For a brass-knuckled nurses union, the Ebola scare is just another fight

For a brass-knuckled nurses union, the Ebola scare is just another fight

RoseAnn DeMoro stood in front of 300 nurses in an auditorium in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon, while 11,500 more nurses listened on the phone. Two of their own had just contracted Ebola, and she was furious. —Lydia DePillis, The Washington Post, 10/16/14 More »

International Nurse News Round-Up

International Nurse News Round-Up

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. —Global Nurses United, 10/14/14 More »

National Nurses United says most hospitals are not prepared for Ebola

National Nurses United says most hospitals are not prepared for Ebola

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the country, said that more than 80 percent of nurses the union surveyed report they have not been given adequate training on Ebola. —DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post, 10/13/14 More »

National Nurses Union rallies in Oakland after Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

National Nurses Union rallies in Oakland after Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

The union said hundreds of nurses are expected to join a national discussion Wednesday that will address hospital preparations for Ebola, and the training nurses are receiving. So far, they say, the data received in the union's survey of more than 1,900 registered nurses at more than 750 hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia wasn't encouraging. —Rick Hurd, Contra Costa Times, 10/13/14 More »

British Hospitals Plan Ebola Drills

British Hospitals Plan Ebola Drills

ealth-care providers in developed countries are finally waking up to the fact that they need to prepare for imported Ebola cases like those seen this week in Dallas and Madrid. In the United Kingdom, where no cases have been reported, two major hospitals are beginning drills this weekend to simulate the arrival of an Ebola patient, according to the Daily Mail. The paper noted some hospitals had not yet received recommended protective gear. —John Tozzi, Bloomberg Business Week, 10/10/14 More »

Workers Fearful of Ebola Want You to Know How Personal They Get With Body Fluids

Workers Fearful of Ebola Want You to Know How Personal They Get With Body Fluids

As many as 200 workers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport began striking late Wednesday as part of their efforts to gain a contract with Atlanta’s Air Serv, an airport contractor for Delta Air Lines, using the attention Ebola has received as a way to address the nastier aspects of their jobs. —Justin Bachman, Bloomberg Business Week, 10/10/14 More »

As Officials Track Texas Ebola Victim’s Contacts, Criticism and Questions Mount

As Officials Track Texas Ebola Victim’s Contacts, Criticism and Questions Mount

Public health officials are reaching out to as many as a hundred people who may have come into contact with the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S., quizzing them about their interactions with the man, who has been identified as Thomas Eric Duncan. —Karen Weintraub, National Geographic, 10/10/14 More »

U.S. Nurses Say They Are Unprepared To Handle Ebola Patients

U.S. Nurses Say They Are Unprepared To Handle Ebola Patients

Nurses argue that inadequate preparation could increase the chances of spreading Ebola if hospital staff fail to recognize a patient coming through their doors, or if personnel are not informed about how to properly protect themselves. —Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters, 10/10/14 More »

As Anxiety Increases, Agency Scrambles to Address Concerns of Health Workers

As Anxiety Increases, Agency Scrambles to Address Concerns of Health Workers

Since a Liberian man tested positive for Ebola in Dallas a week ago and officials announced on Monday that a nurse in Spain had been infected by the virus there, calls have been pouring into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from doctors and nurses wanting help in protecting themselves and their employees from the disease. Associations of infection specialists, hospital care managers and other health providers are also calling. —Pam Belluck, The New York Times, 10/10/14 More »

Texas Ebola patient told hospital of travel from West Africa but was released

Texas Ebola patient told hospital of travel from West Africa but was released

Despite national guidelines for evaluating potential Ebola cases and worldwide awareness of an epidemic that has killed thousands in West Africa, a man who later tested positive for the disease was released from a Dallas hospital even though he said he had traveled to Texas from Liberia. —Mark Berman, The Washington Post, 10/10/14 More »

Bonnie Castillo Appears on The Joy Reid Show

Bonnie Castillo Appears on The Joy Reid Show

Watch Bonnie Castillo, Director of NNU's Registered Nurse Response Network discuss Ebola preparedness in U.S. hospitals. —The Joy Reid Show, MSNBC, 10/10/14 More »

Are American hospitals ready to fight Ebola?

Are American hospitals ready to fight Ebola?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is assuring the public that the nation's hospitals stand ready to handle cases of Ebola, but in a survey, nurses across the country say they fear their hospitals are not ready. —John Blackstone, CBS News, 10/10/14 More »

Op-Ed - Why California needs Prop. 45

Op-Ed - Why California needs Prop. 45

If you believe the advertising on television, health insurance in California is now the best deal since sliced bread. Four health insurance companies, which control 84% of the California market, are spending tens of millions of dollars to convince voters they have it so good that the state doesn't need Proposition 45. The November ballot measure would simply give the insurance commissioner the right to reject excessive health insurance rates. —Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog, via Los Angeles Times, 10/08/14 More »

Stanislaus County Health Workers Prepare in case Ebola Arrives

Stanislaus County Health Workers Prepare in case Ebola Arrives

Local hospitals, clinics and health agencies said they, too, are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola outbreak. Officials stress that there are no cases of the deadly disease in California. But a man who had traveled from Liberia was diagnosed with Ebola on Sept. 30 in Texas. —Ken Carlson, The Modesto Bee, 10/07/14 More »

Co-President of NNU – Speaks About Ebola on MSNBC

Co-President of NNU – Speaks About Ebola on MSNBC

Watch National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger on MSNBC, speaking out on how U.S. nurses are saying they are unprepared for the Ebola virus. —The ED Show, MSNBC, 10/04/14 More »

RN Response Network Director Bonnie Castillo Speaks on CNN

RN Response Network Director Bonnie Castillo Speaks on CNN

RNs and survey results were featured on national media from coast to coast, including an interview with RN Response Network director Bonnie Castillo, RN on CN. —CNN, 10/04/14 More »

International Nurse News Round-Up

International Nurse News Round-Up

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. —Global Nurses United, 10/03/14 More »

Are We Prepared for An Ebola Outbreak

Are We Prepared for An Ebola Outbreak

On Friday’s Podcast Ed is joined by Deborah Burger, Co-President of the National Nurses United and long-time Registered Nurse, to discuss a NNU survey showing just how unprepared our nation’s hospitals are for an Ebola outbreak. —The Ed Schultz Show, 10/03/14 More »

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