Nurses across the country are telling President Obama: Our nation’s hospitals are not ready for Ebola.
National Nurses United – the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in the U.S. with more than 150,000 members – calls for all hospitals to have in place the highest standard of optimal protections to protect all hospital personnel who confront Ebola.
- Full body hazmat suits that are Body Fluid, Blood and Virus Impervious
- Meet ASTM F1670 standard for blood penetration
- Meet ASTM F1671 standard for viral penetration
- Powered air purifying respirators with assigned protection factor of at least 50, with full hood
- Leave no skin exposed or unprotected
- Frontline hospitals workers must have ongoing, interactive education and hands-on training with the ability to ask questions. Additionally, they should have training that includes drills with other hospital personnel, including practicing donning and doffing of appropriate HazMat suits and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Sign the Online Petition to President Obama and Congress
- Print Version of Petition to President Obama and Congerss (PDF)
- Letter to President Obama - Copy and send to President Obama at email@example.com
- Ebola: What RNs Need poster (PDF)
- "Stop Ebola" Signage (PDF)
- "RNs Say: HazMat Suits" Signage (PDF)
- "Hospital's Choice vs What RNs Need" Signage (PDF - double sided)
- "I am Nina Pham" Stickers (PDF)
- "I am Amber Vinson" Stickers (PDF)
- Despite Hospital Industry Nurses Win On Ebola - New Ebola Safety Standards (PDF)
- Nursing Practice & Patient Advocacy Alert—Treatment of Patients with Ebola
- Bargaining Demands
- Whistleblower Laws
- Christina Costantine, RN Returns to Work After Being Suspended for Inquiring About Ebola Protocols
- Listen to an audio recording of the October 15 conference call
- Speaker’s List: Ebola Preparedness call 12-2pm Wednesday, October 15th