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Here’s the Latest FOX Interview on "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson"

Here’s the Latest FOX Interview on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”

Here’s the video of my interview on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on FOX NEWS. Watch it to find out whether the 3.1 million RNs are any better protected than they were four weeks ago.

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If you missed my first interview on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on FOX NEWS regarding hospitals’ lack of preparedness for treating Ebola patients, click here.

P.S. Comment and share whether you feel protected in your RN job.

10 thoughts on “Here’s the Latest FOX Interview on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”

  1. I totally agree with Vickie’s comments, and taking it a step further, what about trading, protocols, and protective equipment for providers in clinics and physician offices? I would venture a guess that they are non-existent.

  2. Wonderful! So proud to have you as the mentor for nurses.
    We totally need to protect and stand by the nurses who put their lives on the line to care for their patients. Florence Nightingale would applaud! I am excited to be a CLNC® consultant and will continue to promote awareness in this time of strife.

  3. Well spoken, Vickie. Here in Akron, Ohio we did scramble at first but our facilities stepped up to the plate quickly and all 3 major hospitals as well as our first responders have a well thought out plan that closely follows the CDC recommendations as well as the plans of the major nationally designated “Ebola hospitals”. I do agree that the smaller, more rural areas likely do not feel prepared and indeed are not prepared. That being said, I am not sure the risk of someone presenting with symptoms in a rural area is likely. Thank you for being a voice for us RNs Vickie.
    Melanie Morris, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

  4. Excellent information and perspective. After hearing about Vickie’s first interview, it occurred to me that a work related exposure of Ebola to an RN would constitute an occupational injury and potential short-term disability. Perhaps the community hospitals that do not have sufficient PPEs, or protocols might think about this issue because it will become very, very expensive if RNs are exposed to the virus and little to no protection was afforded by the organization!

  5. Fears, intimidation, lack of quality time with patients – that’s what we nurses are facing daily. We need a no-nonsense nurse and advocate like Vickie.

  6. Vickie:
    I have not been at the bedside for a long time but have colleagues who work in hospitals or even ambulatory care. Many of them still feel that they are not prepared, neither do they feel commitment from their hospitals to comply with the CDC guidelines. Many cite the expense “imposed” on these hospitals as hospital officials are in denial about the likelihood of an Ebola patient coming to their hospitals. I very much appreciated your advocacy for these nurses who are in the heart of the battle and you mentioned at least twice in your interview that “these nurses must be protected.” I hope that advocacy goes a long way.

  7. Vickie,
    Concerns about hospital preparedness in dealing with Ebola patients are echoed across the Nation. The importance of planning and testing hospital systems for management of such infectious diseases especially in ER and ICU will have to be intensely scrutinized. I feel you did a great job during the interviews of advocating for the protection of the nurses, who usually are at the front-line of patients’ care.

  8. As a nurse in Houston, I’ve been dismayed at the lack of hands-on training offered to health professionals here. I viewed an example of training for EMTs and firefighters and was appalled at the inaction of our employer compared to theirs. The firefighters et al., had appropriate equipment and hands-on education on how to use it properly. Our employer supplied an 8×11 photo of a person in proper regalia posted on the wall with no explanation as to how to obtain it! The upper management wants the nurses to “own it”, placing the responsibility on them rather than the employer. We cannot protect the patients, co-workers and ourselves without our hospitals taking direct action. We are very concerned for our families and friends, as well as our communities. The decisions made are penny wise and pound foolish to say the least.

  9. Just a small comment from the world of nursing education. Just recently two of the community hospitals that are clinical agency sites for student nurse clinical courses have initiated training for the hospital staff and are requiring the same training for all nursing students that participate in clinical at these clinical locations. I found this to be a wonderful opportunity to expand the knowledge, expertise, and global connection to healthcare as well as governmental regulatory issues for protection for the public.

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