Current lack of PPE puts emergency department staff at risk of contracting COVID-19
from By Chelsea Adams
Mere days into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, it was quickly apparent the nation's supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers was grossly inadequate. PPE is the best barrier between caregivers and patients with positive or suspected cases of the highly contagious virus. Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other front-line staff are being asked to ration or even reuse PPE, such as N-95 masks, face shields, goggles and surgical masks.
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