Nurses’ Union Urges Employers, Government, Public to ‘Listen to Nurses’

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Reprinted from a National Nurses United press release on November 23, 2020.

At a virtual press conference held Monday, November 23 to brief the nation on the challenges they face now as Covid-19 surges in almost every state, National Nurses United RNs impassionately urged their employers, government, and the public to “Listen to nurses” and follow the science of infection control that the country needs to mitigate the catastrophic death and suffering they are anticipating heading into the winter and holiday seasons.

Nurses from a number of hotspot areas, including Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, and Florida, shared emotional stories about the moral distress they are experiencing while trying their best to care for Covid-19 and other patients, but still without access to optimal personal protective equipment, without safe staffing levels, without access to testing for themselves and all patients, and without other sound infection control policies. …

NNU press release 11/23

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