Shortage of PPEs for Nurses
Days after Trump touted his administration's ability to provide PPE, a national nurses' group says their members continue to suffer from shortages https://t.co/8t7Z6R2On6— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) September 1, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Leave it to Trump to lie yet again in the hopes of gaining a political foothold in the race to the November election. He bragged that there were plenty of personal protection equipment (PPEs) for our healthcare workers to use to try to maintain a level of safety while they perform their daily jobs. When you ask those whose’s safety relies on continued supplies of PPEs, nurses and healthcare workers say they do not have enough of the equipment they need to do their jobs.
An America Nurses Association survey of 21,000 nurses report that one third are short of the N95 masks and almost 60% are reusing what should be single use equipment for five or more days and 68% say their facilities mandate re-using the equipment.
No other job expects its workers to work in such unsafe conditions. Add the stress of using inadequate equipment, equipment that does not guarantee your safety, to an already stressful job and you have people who cannot complete their jobs. The rest of us need those on the front lines of COVID-19 to help us. This is horrific! …..Carol