California nurses say they are not ready for Ebola

Oct 28, 2014 3:46 PM by News Staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The California Nurses Association says five hospitals designated to treat the Ebola virus are unprepared.

The union representing 12,000 nurses at the five hospitals began a statewide campaign Tuesday to call attention to what it describes as inadequate training and equipment. The effort comes four days after University of California hospitals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Davis and Irvine said they are ready to treat Ebola patients.

The University of California system says it welcomes suggestions from nurses and other employees on how to be more prepared.

In San Diego, nurses say they lack intensive, hands-on training and that protective gear leaves some skin exposed. Hospital officials dispute those claims.

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