Health Care Workers Struggle With Shortage Of Protective Gear
Health care workers are making adjustments to conserve a limited supply of protective gear as they treat a growing number of COVID-19 patients. But without swift action from the government, they worry they won’t have enough to keep themselves or patients safe ― a situation that would be dire for all involved.
“We would not send the United States military to war without uniforms, equipment, or armor— that would be preposterous,” said Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. “So why are we allowing this for our front-line pandemic providers?”
N95 respirators and other important personal protective equipment known as PPE are crucial to helping health care workers protect against spreading infection and staying safe themselves. The equipment is not something they would normally even consider entering certain care settings without, both …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]