Nurses say hospitals aren't doing enough to prepare for Ebola
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:30 AM EDT | Updated: Oct 13, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
The CDC says it has issued very specific protocols to follow when treating anyone who they think might be infected.
The nurses argue their hospitals are not equipped with the proper gowns or isolation units to contain it.
They are now demanding better training.
"We would like to make sure that there is optimal personal protection and that every single nurse and health care provider that is providing care for an Ebola patient has a buddy that actually helps them take off the personal protection they are using that can monitor their movements and actions, so that they are not contaminating themselves," said Deborah Burger of National Nurses United.
The union released a survey last week and 85-percent of those polled said they had not been able to ask questions at their hospitals about Ebola.