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(Studio: Ana Cabrera) The assessment of a patient with Ebola symptoms in Boston reported. The demand from nurses for better training on Ebola noted. [California Nurses Assn. member Katy ROEMER- says when nurses become infected they are being blamed for not following the protocols.] [Nurse Zenei CORTEZ- cites the percentage of nurses who say their hospital has not communicated any policy regarding admission of Ebola patients.] Live telephone interview held with Roemer about the training of health care providers. [From Oakland, California, voice of ROEMER – says she is speaking on behalf of the people who are being asked to risk their lives without the proper preparation, training and equipment.] Live discussion held with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Homeland Security Department Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs Dr. Alexander Garza, and infectious diseases and public health specialist Dr. Celine Gounder about the effectiveness of the health care system regarding the Ebola threat. [GARZA – says nobody has seen patients like this before in the US and it might be time for federal officials to consider consolidating patient care in a couple containment centers.] [FAUCI – says the CDC is examining what could have gone wrong in Dallas.] [ROEMER – says the health care system exists to often make money.]
- Cabrera, Ana
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