California nurses call on hospitals to follow CDC protocol after Ebola scare

California nurses called on federal, state and county health agencies to strictly follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for treating Ebola, after a Sacramento hospital admitted a patient suspected of being exposed to the virus, FOX 40 reported. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United representatives said they were concerned with Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center's preparedness, including a lack adequate supplies of personal protection equipment, as well as protocols and materials. "This brings a lot of concern to the front-line staff because it's unprecedented," Mia Pinto-Ochoa, a nurse at Kaiser South Sacramento and a member of CNA/NNU, told the station. "We have never dealt with the Ebola virus specifically before." Article

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