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originally posted by: loam
I'll try to post the video of these as well.
Here are some of the other allegations the nurses made, according to the union:
-- On the day that Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to the hospital, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present." Up to seven other patients were present in that area, the nurses said, according to the union.
-- A nursing supervisor faced resistance from hospital authorities when the supervisor demanded that Duncan be moved to an isolation unit, the nurses said, according to the union.
-- After expressing concerns that their necks were exposed even as they wore protective gear, the nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape, the union says. "They were told to use medical tape and had to use four to five pieces of medical tape wound around their neck. The nurses have expressed a lot of concern about how difficult it is to remove the tape from their neck," Burger said.
-- "Nurses have substantial concern that these conditions may lead to infection of other nurses and patients," Burger said.
-- At one point during Duncan's care, "there was no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling."
-- "In the end the nurses strongly feel unsupported, unprepared, lied to and deserted," Burger said.
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This is wonderfully organized and concise. I wonder if more allegations will surface?edit on 14-10-2014 by drwill because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: MrLimpet
a reply to: drwill
Per Frieden: If we isolate these countries, what’s not going to happen is the disease staying there. It will spread more, all over Africa and we’ll be at higher risk.
That doesn’t make sense.
The man whose one job is to safeguard America's health has failed, saying that we must change our responses to Ebola after a Dallas health care worker becomes infected despite the rules he championed. After 26-year-old Dallas health care worker Nina Pham became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said during a press conference that (we) "have to rethink the way we address Ebola control."
Yes, we do. Pham's infection, just as Thomas E. Duncan's death in Dallas after a multistop trip from Liberia, wasn't supposed to happen with CDC's protocols. Frieden's repeated assurances that everything possible was being done have been demonstrably false.
Blaming Pham, who contracted the disease while caring for Duncan despite taking recommended protections and wearing the proper gear, Frieden said that "at some point there was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection."
He later walked back his remarks. But if the protocols were adequate, why do we need to rethink them?