Spain Ebola epidemic, Something went wrong in hospital, Proper procedures followed?, Máximo Gonzalez Jurado head of Spain’s General Nursing Council, US nurses state most hospitals not prepared
“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″
We knew with the Texas hospital fiasco that US hospitals were not prepared for Ebola cases.
US nurses have warned us.
From Citizen Wells October 6, 2014.
“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
80% SAY THEIR HOSPITAL HAS NOT PROVIDED POLICY FOR ADMISSION OF POTENTIAL INFECTED PATIENTS
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.”
From RT news October 7, 2014.
“Ebola in Spain: 4 people including nurse hospitalized in Madrid”
“Health officials in Madrid say three more people are in the hospital on suspicion of contracting Ebola. The news comes a day after a nurse who treated two Ebola patients at a city hospital became infected with the disease.
The nurse is now being treated with a drip using antibodies from those previously infected with the virus, Reuters reports. Approximately 22 people who have been in contact with the woman, dubbed by media the “Spanish Ebola nurse,” have been identified and are being monitored, Madrid health officials told reporters Tuesday.
The officials added that the hospitalized include the nurse’s husband, another health worker and a traveler who had spent time in one of the affected West African countries.”
“Spanish authorities have come under increasing pressure to explain how the disease was able to spread in one of their hospitals. While they say all proper procedures were followed while providing care to the deceased missionaries, reports to the contrary have surfaced.
According to The Guardian, staff at the hospital said waste from the rooms of both patients had been carried out in the same elevator used by all personnel. The hospital was also reportedly not evacuated when the second patient, García Viejo, was taken in to receive treatment.
Union workers also accused the government of providing hospital staff with inadequate protective clothing.
Some Spanish health workers’ representatives said the situation should prompt an overhaul of procedures and facilities used to treat those afflicted with the virus.
“Something went wrong,” Máximo Gonzalez Jurado, head of Spain’s General Nursing Council, told Spanish news agency EFE. “They need to establish if the protocol is correct or not correct so that a case like this, that never should have happened, doesn’t happen again.””