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The group also issued the results of a poll it took from more than 2,100 nurses, in which 74 percent said they had not been briefed by their hospital employers on how to deal with possible Ebola patients.
About four in five nurses also said they had not been given an opportunity to interact or ask questions about protective measures.
The nation's largest nurses' union described how Duncan was left in an open area of the emergency room for hours. National Nurses United, citing unidentified nurses, said staff treated Duncan for days without the correct protective gear, that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up to the ceiling and safety protocols constantly changed.
RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of Nurses United, refused to say how many nurses made the statement about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, but insisted they were in a position to know what happened.
They will review issues including how isolation rooms are laid out, what protective equipment health workers use, waste management and decontamination.
A second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker who tested positive for Ebola flew on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she reported symptoms of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
originally posted by: Zona
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
Good lord, 50 days!!!!! I get that is for "ideal" lab conditions, but it must be viable for a while. How long after Mr. Duncan went to the hospital did the sheriff's deputy enter the apt? I know the deputy is under observation, and not a patient yet, I am just trying to figure the timeline...
I also assume, that the deputy didn't do what one posters mom said and lick the floor. But if he is positive, that suggests he caught it from a sneeze, or a doorknob, or a counter top, or a pen, whatever. All of those are enough to scare me half to death....
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: FlyersFan
Because people with degrees and years of public service, who are supposedly credentialed, are acting in ways I, as a high school dropout with merely a GED, never would and I can't understand how these people are still believed, yet they are...
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: stormcell
The deputy already tested negative. He did not have Ebola.