Following news that the first
nurse has now tested positive for
the deadly Ebola virus, National
Nurses United called for all hospitals to have in place the highest
standard of optimal protections, including Hazmat suits, and hands-on training
to protect all RNs and other hospital personnel to confront Ebola. U.S.
“There is no standard short of optimal in protective equipment and hands-on-training that is acceptable,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, the largest
organization of nurses. National
Nurses United represents 185,000 registered nurses across the country,
including members of the Minnesota Nurses Association. U.S.