UNAP to survey members on Ebola preparedness

By News Staff

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The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) union is to announce the results of an internal survey on Rhode Island‘s Ebola Virus response capabilities.

The UNAP represents more than 6,500 nurses, technologists, therapists, support staff, and other health care workers in Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut.

This week, the UNAP began surveying its members about Ebola response methods in hospitals and health care facilities. The surveys will be taking place through Sunday.

The union president, Linda McDonald, RN, said today that “As the voice of frontline caregivers, we remain very concerned about Rhode Island‘s level of preparedness to respond to the Ebola virus. While political leaders are assuring the public that our state is ready, those of us who work in Emergency Rooms and at hospital bedsides are beginning to tell a very different story. Our members are raising serious concerns about a lack of training, uniform protocol and access to appropriate protective equipment for health care professionals.”

UNAP will release the results at their offices on Monday morning.

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