The only organization that is standing up for nursing safety right now is the National Nurses United, the national union of nurses. They are in the news demanding that hospitals provide the training and equipment needed. They are doing surveys of nurses that tell nurses do not feel they are ready to take care of ebola patients.
According to them, 76% of nurses state that their hospital has not communicated to them how they will care for an ebola patient. Eight five percent say their hospital has not provided education sessions to provide information or ask questions about ebola. That includes mine.
National Nurses United has threatened to start picketing hospitals. I hope they do. Maybe when there are nurses outside the hospitals telling the public that they aren't ready things will change.