Most US hospitals not prepared for Ebola, National Nurses United survey, 80 percent no admissions policy communicated, 87 percent no Ebola education

Most US hospitals not prepared for Ebola, National Nurses United survey, 80 percent no admissions policy communicated, 87 percent no Ebola education

“Barack Obama is endangering the children of the US and now our troops. Where is the outrage?”…Citizen Wells

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″


Despite what Obama and the CDC are telling you, we are not prepared to deal with Ebola.

Of course you already knew that.

From National Nurses United October 3, 2014.

“National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

RNRN Press Release, 10/3/14

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Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S.

Several weeks ago, National Nurses United began surveying registered nurses across the U.S. about emergency preparedness.  Most of the nurses are telling NNU that their hospital is not prepared for the Ebola virus.

In updated preliminary results from nearly 700 RNs at over 250 hospitals in 31 states released Friday:

  • 80 percent say their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola
  • 87 percent say their hospital has not provided education on Ebola with the ability for the nurses to interact and ask questions
  • One-third say their hospital has insufficient supplies of eye protection (face shields or side shields with goggles) and fluid resistant/impermeable gowns
  • Nearly 40 percent say their hospital does not have plans to equip isolation rooms with plastic covered mattresses and pillows and discard all linens after use, less than 10 percent said they were aware their hospital does have such a plan in place
  • More than 60 percent say their hospital fails to reduce the number of patients they must care for to accommodate caring for an “isolation” patient

NNU is calling for all U.S. hospitals to immediately implement a full emergency preparedness plan for Ebola, or other disease outbreaks. That includes:

  • Full training of hospital personnel along with proper protocols and training materials for responding to outbreaks,
  • Adequate supplies of Hazmat suits and other personal protective equipment
  • Properly equipped isolation rooms to assure patient, visitor and staff safety,
  • Sufficient staffing to supplement nurses and other health workers who need to care for patients in isolation.

At a rally of 1,000 nurses last week in Las Vegas, “we warned that it was just a matter of time in an interconnected world that we would see Ebola in the U.S. Now, everyone should recognize that Texas is not an island either, and as we’ve heard from nurses across the U.S., hospitals here are not ready to confront this deadly disease,” said NNU executive director RoseAnn DeMoro.”

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35 responses to “Most US hospitals not prepared for Ebola, National Nurses United survey, 80 percent no admissions policy communicated, 87 percent no Ebola education

  1. citizenwells

    “we warned that it was just a matter of time in an interconnected world that we would see Ebola in the U.S. Now, everyone should recognize that Texas is not an island either, and as we’ve heard from nurses across the U.S., hospitals here are not ready to confront this deadly disease,” … NNU executive director RoseAnn DeMoro.

  2. citizenwells

    October 6, 2014.

    “But West Africa, because of the weaknesses in its health system, is not the United States, Fauci said, predicting “we won’t have an outbreak.” Scientists know how to stop the virus from spreading.

    That’s not to say the first Ebola case diagnosed within the United States — a traveler from Liberia who began feeling the effects after arriving in Dallas — will be the only one.

    The government took measures this past week to ensure hospitals are ready.

    Despite some initial missteps in Dallas, tried-and-true methods are underway: tracking everyone who came into contact with the infected man and isolating anyone who shows symptoms.”

    “The CDC says any American hospital should be able to care for an Ebola patient.

    Emergency room staff, potentially the first line, are used to safeguarding themselves from germs. They routinely treat patients with HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.

    The CDC says it’s fine to put a suspected Ebola case into a regular private room with its own bathroom, and doctors and nurses need only wear certain gowns, masks and eye protection to be safe, not the elaborate biohazard suits.”

    “AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard contributed to this report.”

    Who do you trust?

    AP writer or nurses?

  3. citizenwells

    “Toddler paralyzed after Enterovirus D-68 diagnosis fighting for her life”

    “It started with a runny nose – but now Madeline’s parents are praying for a miracle.

    Mother Amanda Reid says they went to a birthday party a few weeks ago, and 21-month-old Madeline was playing just like the rest of the family. The next day – Madeline was hospitalized.

    Madeline has Enterovirus D-68.

    “From [the runny nose] it went to congestive heart failure, Myocarditis,” Amanda says. Maddie now needs a heart transplant but is too ill.

    “Now she’s on dialysis. She’s on a machine for every organ in her body,” Amanda says. “She’s had two strokes, one on her left and one on her right.”

    Now, one side of the Michigan toddler’s body is paralyzed, either from the strokes or the virus. She’s in a medically induced coma and her parents are speaking out in hopes of drawing attention to this dangerous virus.”

    and again our nation was asleep at the wheel.


  6. sorry that should have been UNDER….my eyes are not up to it today.

  7. RMINNC…….
    ……it certainly appears that the US was caught between a rock and a hardplace initally.Everybody seemed to have eleven thumbs,and three left feet. Do you suppose that bringing Ebola here was DELIBERATELY done to force our medical researchers,and drug manufacturers to EXPEDITE finding a cure for Ebola, and all the time nobody,at the Wacky house seems to care how many Americans lose their lives in the process.

  8. RMINNC…….
    I just read that China is spending a huge sum of money to research Ebola,and to try to find a cure for that, and enterovirus 68.

  9. If we only had a few more O’Keefes to go around:

    O’Keefe Strikes Again! Senate Campaign For Democrat Alison Grimes Admits She’s Lying To Get Elected!

    James O’keefe strikes again, this time in Kentucky.

    O’Keefe’s undercover investigators documented systemic admissions of deceit when it comes to Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes’ position on the coal industry. Publicly Grimes says she disagrees with President Obama and supports coal. Privately, her entire campaign says she’s lying about that just to get elected!
    “You know she has to say that,” said Juanita Rodriguez, a Warren County Democratic operative. “Because in Kentucky if you don’t support the coal industry, you are dead . . . It’s a lying game, unfortunately.”

    “If we can get her elected, do you think she is going to do the right thing and she’s gonna try to wipe out that coal industry and go for better resources?” one of the reporters asked Fayette County Democratic Committee member Gina Bess.

    “I absolutely think she is,” Bess replied.

    Progressives Today asked O’Keefe about the investigation and he reports that his investigators “couldn’t find a single staffer who thought she wasn’t lying.”

    O’Keefe also tells Progressives Today that his investigation into Grimes’ office has been on-going since June and that “We have much more on Grimes and it get’s worse. Much worse.”

    Stay tuned…

    Watch video here:

  10. OLDSAILOR82…..

    YES…I do think Ebola has been deliberately introduced into the United States…but not for the reasons you have listed…’s my take;

    I think Obama is getting desperate and panic is close to sitting in…I feel he is not above doing ANYTHING to maintain power….his political power is slipping away from him, the people are no longer praising him as the Savior…..his image has rusted, and soon if some DRASTIC MEANS does not produce itself to keep him in power, he will be on the “outside looking in or worse”……so

    VOLIA !!!!! along come EBOLA, a highly deadly, no-cure disease (perhaps manmade) , and I feel he sees this as HIS saving grace….

    Remember what the queer mayor of Chicago once told him? Remember when his then Chief of Staff told him, “NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE”…….

    Well; this EBOLA disease is “Obama’s GOOD CRISIS”…..perhaps by now you are asking yourself….”why does he need a good crisis?”…..

    he needs a good crisis to:

    Impose strict mandatory controls on everything….food, medical treatment, transportation, all sources of media (including the internet), total control of all governmental functions, all forms of communications, total controls of the money, any, and all, other thing that effects daily living in America……..

    Now the question is….HOW DOES HE GET THAT TOTAL CONTROL?

    The answer is by imposing MARTIAL LAW under the appearance of restricting movement and treatment of a known deadly killer that he purposefully has brought to our shore…….

    Be forewarned….Once MARTIAL LAW is imposed, it will never be lifted……we will then have a ruthless dictator on our hands…….until he dies, and the Constitution (which he has always wanted to burn) will not even be good toilet paper.


    Ego-maniacs do not go “quietly into the night”….Obama is of that type and class of maniac.

    Ebola,…. plus all the other many miseries he has imposed willing upon the people of America in the past 6 and one-half years have lead me to this conclusion.

  11. RMinNC,
    Granted, I’m in full agreement about the evils of Soetoro, but somehow I don’t feel that Ebola is being used for the purposes you stated. Of course, it is possible, (almost anything is these days), but if that were the purpose why wouldn’t he fake an attack of a worse type of illness – anthrax, for example?

    Anthrax is just as deadly and the causative factor lasts much longer than the Ebola virus. There are many other more foolproof ways to cripple a country’s well being.

    There are nefarious things taking place with the Ebola, but I don’t believe he is going to be able to use it to declare martial law. It doesn’t travel fast and far enough.

    There are ways he could feign a terrorist attack and poison water supplies with deadly bacteria all over the country simultaneously. Something like that would really give him “authority” for martial law. This Ebola thing doesn’t quite meed the real crisis test in my way of thinking. Of course, you could always be right, my NC friend!

  12. Here is my take on the Ebola crisis. It has hit with a fury the western African countries. This is not the first time, but it is apparently the worst.

    Soetoro has a real affinity for Africa (I wonder why? sarc.) and he also has a great disdain for the USA. No question about that. His great desire is to equalize the nations, i.e., our country needs to be brought down so that other third world nations can be elevated.

    Crazy thinking? Yes, but consider the source. He really thinks of himself as the leader of the WORLD, and in his opinion the playing field needs to be evened.

    Therefore, in his mind, let Ebola come to America – we deserve it. We deserve to learn first hand how much those in Africa are suffering. That explains Dr. Fauci’s statement that if we ban travel from Liberia, it would work hardship on Liberia by causing them much “stress and fear”. What about the stress and fear he is causing us Americans? Huh? He could care less.

  13. CABBYAZ…..

    YES….anthrax is just as deadly as Ebola……and yes anthrax can be transmitted as an airborne disease

    from a CNN report….

    .(CNN) — Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Here’s what you need to know.

    There are three types of anthrax infection: cutaneous (through the skin), inhalation (through the lungs; the most deadly) and gastrointestinal (through digestion). There has been a fourth type of anthrax identified as injection anthrax. This is common in heroin-injecting users in northern Europe. This has never been reported in the United States.

    It can be contracted by handling products from infected animals or by breathing in anthrax spores and by eating undercooked meat from infected animals.

    Anthrax has been blamed for several plagues over the ages that killed both humans and livestock. It emerged in World War I as a biological weapon.

    The CDC categorizes anthrax as a Category A agent: one that poses the greatest possible threat for a negative impact on public health; one that may spread across a large area or need public awareness and requires planning to protect the public’s health.

    Five people died and 17 people sickened during anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001; outbreak referred to as Amerithrax

    here is the differences, as I see them…..

    Anthrax is treatable with antibiotic meds…..Ebloa cannot be treated so easily….

    Ebloa can be spread without detection much easier….it has an incubation period of 21 days…..meaning someone can move about contacting other people and not know he/or she is……

    Most importantly, using Ebloa as the “means” of creating national fear is a perfect cover…it started in Africa (so we can’t blame it on the mail carrier to deliver) and is still raging over there with the possible termination numbers now raising to over 5 million……

    Of the two, Ebola is by far the worse for creating a pandemic……

    Please note in the 2001 outbreak of Anthrax in America, only 5 people dies…while 17 were treatable with common antibiotics ….

    The morbidity rate with Ebola is much higher than anthrax and as far as I know, there is no treatment, other than experimental drugs at this time….

    These are just my thoughts on the differences between these two killers…… and as good old Dizzy Dean once said…”you ain’t seen anything yet folks”…..

  14. Report: U.K. Border Immigration Officials Determined Obama Not Eligible; Political Asylum!?

    Report: U.K. Border Immigration Officials Determined
    Barack Obama Is Not Eligible; Activist Seeks Asylum!?

    The following information was sent to me by Obama ineligibility activist George Miller. It appears Indiana Obama ballot challenger Paul Guthrie fled the U.S. and is attempting to have Obama’s ineligibility addressed by the U.K. courts?


    Oct 4, 2014

    Since Paul’s victory in court last year, he has not been idle. Although some may think that because the judges ruled against him, this means that it was a failed attempt, but nothing could be further from the truth! He not only registered the true definition of Article II natural born Citizen in the public record of the U.S. federal court, he also put the courts to a scientific legal test, cleverly put them into legal tricks with the second judge reversing the first, and legally proved that none of the courts in the U.S. are currently courts of competent jurisdiction. This is explained in the attached Press Release. Paul is the only plaintiff in a hundred cases who has properly explained “natural born Citizen” and gotten legally conclusive results in the courts. Not only is he the only one who has put the correct definition into the record, but he successfully scientifically tested the legal situation of the courts, and thus has gotten further in forcing the issue than anyone else in the entire country.

    Paul was in the process of writing a book with all the details of his legal analyses of the overthrow of the U.S. Republic, and complete exposition of the hard proofs obtained, in order to educate more people about the precise legal situation, when he realized that he could not safely publish this book while in the U.S. Along with that consideration, he decided that the time was ripe for him to find a court of competent jurisdiction outside the U.S., as just one country or the International Court taking a look at his solid evidence could blow the whole issue wide open. Thus he courageously made his way to England a few days ago, on Oct 1st. As soon as he arrived in London, he made claim for the protection of political asylum, and the first thing that happened was that the U.K. Immigration officials agreed with his assessment, that Obama is not a natural born Citizen, on that basis accepting his application for the asylum process. A governmental authority in the U.K. has determined that Obama does not meet the Article II natural born Citizen requirements! This is another victory!
    Read more…

  15. citizenwells

    “Ebola outbreak: Nurse infected in Spain”

    “The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease.

    The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa.

    Health Minister Ana Mato said the woman was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of the virus on 25 September.”

  16. citizenwells

    So now we have documented 3 diverse earth geographical locations where people have been exposed to Ebola.
    That is the devil that we know.
    But it is always the devil that we do not know that concerns us.

  17. Pull the plug on Obama’s Big Screen Deflecting Public Attention away from Midterms
    By Judi McLeod Full Story

    The wicked genius of Obama is his proven ability to keep all public attention riveted on subjects guaranteed to hide what he’s really up to.
    It’s like the Machiavellian Marxist raised above the heads of humanity, a mammoth television screen on which he’s keeping all eyes t trained. For months, the threat of an Ebola pandemic and the beheadings of ISIS dominate the daily screen.

  18. BOB STRAUSS…..

    I just read the entire article concerning Mr. Guthrie……it seems like both the US and UK are in somewhat of a pickle…….

    It is also entirely possible that Mr. Guthrie will be a lifetime political prisoner of the UK…….but here is one take from a reader of that thread…

    “Speculate that perhaps the courts were told of the overthrow. Remember when Barry had a secret meeting with them not once but a few times after the false swear in and first month?

    Wonder if it went something like the united states for America is no more and that a new incorporation was established with him at the top. It might explain why congress and courts refuse to check him as in the constitution.

    It seems to me a de facto establishment is using, stealing the intel, military, financial resources of the united states for America against the people in those separate branches as threat and overwhelming control.

    It’ll take some brave people under protection like Paul and others to open this like never done in all of history.
    I have said numerous times here in CW’s website, that the united states of America DOES NOT EXIST…and has not existed since 1872 when they formed “the Corporation of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in Washington DC” by enacting, The Act of 1872……

    If this is true, and I along with many more believe it too be, it will explain everything that has happened since 1872 until the present…and it will also tell us we have NO VALID CONSTITUTION…and we have no legal representation by the ballot and with our vote, and that the united states of America NO LONGER EXIST but has been replace by a corporation entitled; “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”

    If we are now, and have been under corporate rule, this would explain why all judges, federal, state, and local take their orders from a hidden power……it would explain why NO Congressman/or woman can question the motives of those in power (the CEO or president as we know him)….it would explain why our military is nothing more than mercenaries and are powerless to repel tyranny within our government (corporation) ….it would explain why Obama can, on a daily basis, violate the legal Law of the Land as established in our Constitution which was enacted in 1789…,

    It would also explain why now there is a hard push, lead by Mr. Obama, in Washington to discard that document all together ….and why not…it is now only selectively enforced at the whelms of Mr. Obama (CEO) and Mr.Holder, acting as (the Corporate attorney)……

    The Act of 1872 HAS NEVER BEEN REPELLED…..that should tell us something.

    Very interesting

  20. RMinNC,
    Everything is truly a mess, and the oath takers who swore to protect, and defend, the Constitution of The United States, have failed to do so. Whether by trickery or ignorance, they have failed miserably at upholding Article Two, Section One, Clause Five.

    One document that is still in existence, and still In Force, is the Declaration of Independence. Maybe we should rely on our founding documents a little more often.

  21. Cabby and RM,

    As you may know, I’m intimately familiar with weaponized anthrax (Bacillus anthracis); my experience came after the anthrax attacks via the mails in October, 2001.

    As RM states, anthrax can be successfully treated with the antibiotics doxycycline and ciprofloxacin and in a pinch, amoxycillin. The person who has become contaminated is thoroughly decontaminated (washed down) so that the anthrax spores will be removed from the clothing, skin and hair. The patient is then given the antibiotic to take in metered doses for a lengthy period of time.

    Inhalation anthrax is the most dangerous because anthrax is a spore with a tough outer shell and will activate only in the right conditions (i.e., your lungs); it has been shown to survive for up to 40 years in soil because of that outer shell.

    There are cases for both cutaneous and inhalation anthrax, strangely enough, with musicians who use animal skins as drums; the anthrax spores are contained in the animal skin and dermal contact with the skin and the subsequent playing of the drum can cause a double-barreled infection.

    Anthrax is endemic to the areas in the U.S. where cattle and other livestock is kept. It’s in the soil. Left undisturbed it causes no problem, but when it involves direct contact with a human host it can cause a huge problem.

    Let’s keep in mind that ebola is a virus; that’s a whole ‘nother animal. Antibiotics will not touch it, as evidenced in Dallas where the patient was sent home with antibiotics and returned to the hospital much sicker.

    Ebola and Marburg; two viruses we really don’t want to deal with, but I’m afraid we will…

  22. BOB STRAUSS….old friend.

    that’s next on their Hit List

  23. SUE K…..

    Goof after noon, friend … I agree with you….Ebola is ‘ ” a whole different and deadly” animal;……and I think the perfect weapon for a pandemic.

    What say you?

  24. Can you imagine the problems a teacher now faces on a daily basis….

    “Illegal immigrant students bring ’21 Spanish dialects’ that teachers don’t understand”

    I wish someone would explain to me…just how in the hell is a teacher expected to contend with this in her classroom?

  25. RMinNC | October 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm |

    Can you imagine the problems a teacher now faces on a daily basis….

    “Illegal immigrant students bring ’21 Spanish dialects’ that teachers don’t understand”

    I wish someone would explain to me…just how in the hell is a teacher expected to contend with this in her classroom?

    This is what happens when the democrats get desperate for new voters, they break the immigration laws to import these illegals, and they don’t give a $hit about the teachers, the schools, or the country.



  27. it’s working…..

  28. citizenwells

    “Doctor Who Discovered Ebola In 1976 Fears “Unimaginable Tragedy””

    “”In 1976 I discovered Ebola – now I fear an unimaginable tragedy” – Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire. Now, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine warns, “around June it became clear to me there was something different about this outbreak. I began to get really worried.””


    I read this same article earlier……my question is ..if EBOLA was discovered in 1976, why is it only now getting jump started? that’s almost 40 years ago !!!

    surely the time frame from 1976 until now would have presented some very serious threats to the world population…..I smell government involvement here.

  30. SueK and RMinNC,
    Thanks for the splendid info re. anthrax, etc. I am aware that Ebola is different in that it is a virus and so far there is no known cure. The same is true for all of the hemorrhagic fevers like Dengue, Marburg, etc.

    My point with RM is that if this present regime wants a reason to impose martial law, Ebola wouldn’t be the best choice, IF the PTB want quick transmission over a short period of time. Anthrax, or something like it, could overwhelm the system much faster, because vast numbers could come down with the respiratory type and the remedy could end up being in short supply. Ebola may become a huge problem, but personally I don’t feel that it is going to be used as an excuse for martial law. Just my opinion.

    Alex Jones has some frightening articles, but he is so sensational that I don’t trust his judgment, especially after the BP gulf catastrophe a few years ago. He predicted that the whole southern part of the country would be nearly out of existence.

  31. BTW, leave it to ISIS when it comes to biological warfare. They are already threatening to poison the water systems, bring in Ebola and any number of other deadly agents. ISIS is loaded with tons of money and can afford to buy anything they want – e.g., stuff stashed in bio labs around the world – from anyone willing to sell at the right price. Soetoro is doing nothing to stop that either. To me that is a far greater threat than what we see going on now.

  32. Here is a reliable article in which the author says this:
    Multiple sick Ebola patients on multiple airlines will expose thousands and thousands of fellow airline travelers, most of whom will not get the disease, but the sheer numbers of contacts will exceed the ability of our medical system to identify and track them. (my emphasis)

    As we have more real Ebola cases of very sick people, keep in mind that there are only four true bio-containment specialized facilities for Ebola patients in the United States. Once that capacity is reached other patients will be treated in less rigorous hospital environments by less experienced people not familiar with handling of highly infectious material (my emphasis)

    Exclusive: Lee Hieb, M.D., sees transportation restrictions as woefully inadequate


  33. Off topic but……..

    Lois Lerner CONFRONTED: “Will you apologize for targeting conservatives?” — you have to see this

    Jason is the author of a great new book called Crapitalism and is the brains behind the Daily Surge. He saw Lois Lerner walking her dog and does what every conservative wishes they could – confront her and demand an apology.

    I started dying when the guy wouldn’t let Lerner in his house. “I wouldn’t let her in my house either.”

    Hilarious, brutal, and true. She thinks it’s okay to target conservatives but she shouldn’t be targeted by a taxpayer to ask her some important questions

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  35. RMinNC | October 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm |

    Hi RM,

    I’m a few threads behind, here.

    Agreed that ebola is a far worse threat than anthrax; we can treat and eradicate anthrax for the most part however, when you’re dealing with a virus it’s a different ball game. So far, no effective ‘cure’ has been found (but you full well know that Big Pharma, smelling a ton of dollars, is working feverishly to create a vaccine or ‘cure’).

    IMO, any one of a number of agents (viral, or otherwise) could cause a ‘pandemic;’ it would depend on the delivery system, and the medium chosen. As is the case with radioactive dirty bombs (which are usually nothing more than low level medical waste and really do no harm) whatever the agent selected is, would have the desired outcome, no matter how much material is used, or where: Panic. This is their bottom line.

    This is all by design….

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