Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Oct 15, 2014 8:06 AM by Cheryl Wengren

DALLAS (AP) - A national nurses' union says nurses at the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient died worked for days without proper protective gear and with only loose guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the virus.

National Nurses United convened a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to relay what its leaders said were concerns of nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the nation died last week and a nurse is now infected.

Executive director RoseAnn DeMoro would not identify the nurses nor say how many had spoken out of concern for their jobs.

She said the nurses allege specimens from the victim were sent through pneumatic tubes, potentially contaminating the entire lab specimen delivery system.


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