ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola
Since late summer, two infectious diseases have dominated the health care scene: most notably Ebola and to a lesser extent, enterovirus D68. On Oct. 2, the first travel-related case of Ebola in the United States was reported in Dallas. When two nurses became infected while caring for that patient, the American Nurses Association (ANA) and its affiliated nurses organizations immediately banded together to aggressively pursue strong protections for RNs and provide educational activities about Ebola while also tamping down public fears.
Subsequently, ANA issued a call to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for clear, concrete guidelines to ensure the safety of workers, patients and communities. Further, ANA has worked closely with other health care partners, the media and governmental agencies. (more…)
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