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Nurses ask feds to invoke Defense Production Act for N95 masks; survey finds 'unacceptable' reuse levels

from McKnight's Long-Term Care News

The American Nurses Association has asked the White House to invoke the Defense Production Act for N95 masks after a nationwide survey found that one in three nurses remain short on supplies and more than half are being asked to reuse devices meant for single use. “Re-use and decontamination of single-use personal protective equipment as the ‘new normal’ is unacceptable, given the lack of standards and evidence of safety,” ANA President Ernest Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, said in a statement announcing the survey findings. more

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