Nurses

(CBS SF)

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Strike Over Ebola Preparedness; Health Facilities Expected To Stay Open

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses are on a two-day strike in Northern California as contract negotiations continue.

11/11/2014

Oakland Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Nurses Citing Ebola Safety Concerns Begin 2-Day Strike On Tuesday

About 18,000 nurses who work for Northern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, and other facilities, plan to go on a two-day strike Tuesday morning citing Ebola safety concerns and general patient care.

11/10/2014

Ebola Research

Nurses Group Says Public Was Misinformed: ‘UCSF Not Ready For Ebola’

Last week the State of California announced any Ebola cases will be treated at five designated UC medical centers, but on Tuesday about a dozen nurses protested at UCSF’s Parnassus campus.

10/28/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

US Journalist Recovers; President Obama’s Ebola ‘Czar’ Gets To Work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new “czar” to coordinate a national response should an Ebola outbreak happen.

10/22/2014

A healthcare worker puts on gear to treat Ebola patients. (CBS)

Nurses Say California Hospitals Unprepared For Ebola Outbreak; Gov. Brown Hears From Healthcare Workers

Bay Area nurses say their hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola patients during a rally Tuesday in Oakland. Meanwhile, members of California’s largest nurses’ union met with Gov. Jerry Brown and other health care experts in Sacramento Tuesday a day after federal health officials issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

10/21/2014

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7 Flights Made Before Ebola Victim’s Frontier Airlines Jet Decontaminated, Complete List Of Flight Numbers Impacts Over 750 People

Frontier Airlines is replacing seat covers, carpeting, and air filters around the seat where the Ebola victim traveled, and now revealed the jet made seven flights before being pulled out of service for proper sterilization.

10/16/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Nurses Blame Texas Hospital For Mishandling Ebola Cases

Bay Area nurses are blaming the Texas hospital after the second health care worker tested positive for Ebola Tuesday.

10/15/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms

The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.

10/13/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

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Nurse In San Francisco Offers Advice On Education And Careers

As demand for health care services increases in San Francisco, so will the demand for more nurses.

09/02/2014

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