42% of nurses have run out of PPE & 4 other survey findings

The study of 20,000 nurses– conducted July 24 to Aug. 14– found:.

As the pandemic continues, personal protective devices scarcities continue and more nurses have actually been forced to recycle single-use N95 masks, according to a new COVID-19 study from the American Nurses Association..

Kelly Gooch –
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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1. Forty-two percent of respondents are still experiencing PPE shortages..

2. A lot of participants (68 percent) report they are required to reuse N95 masks, up 6 percent from May.

3. Majority of respondents (58 percent) report they are recycling single-use N95 masks for at least five days. That compared to 43 percent in May.

4. Sixty-two percent of participants stated they feel hazardous reusing N95 masks.

5. Fifty-five percent of participants said they feel risky utilizing decontaminated masks..

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Find out more about the survey here..

More than half of respondents (58 percent) report they are reusing single-use N95 masks for at least 5 days. That compared to 43 percent in May.