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  1. Kitiger

    Face Mask Support Frames

    Is anybody using face mask support frames? How do they fit over the nose? Do they mess up the seal? My husband bought some N 95 face masks, and I don't like the way the mask sucks in and out, hitting my mouth & nose with each breath. The mas...
  2. It is no secret that in today’s world we are living in an age of misinformation. From social media platforms that tend to create echo chambers and house self-proclaimed experts promoting their personal beliefs, to conspiracy theories and seemingly po...
  3. Steven Arthur LaTulippe spread COVID-19 dis-information. Is this good for the healthcare industry? Read in its entirety: Doctor Who Claimed Masks Hurt Health Loses License
  4. New strains under monitoring

    Greece is going to double masks. At this point, I accepted that this COVID-19 will be here. This is one of the articles I have read. Take care everyone. I hope you're always safe.
  5. I'm wondering how many members here have tried out some of these new valve-free reusable elastomeric respirators? I saw discussion on Twitter about this respirator, which looks like it has NIOSH approval and doesn't have an exhalation valve: htt...
  6. Saw my pcp. I have been wheezy/chest pressure/ nasal drainage/throat difficulties My pcp says I am reacting to fibers in mask. Most people I talk to looked at me as though I had a third head or questioned me that I wear my mask in public. I honestly...
  7. hppygr8ful

    Children wearing masks!

    I know there is already a thread on this topic but I wanted to discuss from my perspective. I have wroked with psychiatrically ill childrenand adolescents most of my career and during covid I have no had one single patient refuse to wear mask. So th...
  8. Some California doctors are accused of handing out and/or selling mask exemptions for back-to-school students. Read in its entirety: Calif. Medical Board: Stop Issuing Bogus Mask Exemptions to Students
  9. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, health experts continue to urge the public to wear face masks for protection. Sound advice, right? Well.. if you spend any time on social media it’s likely you’ve read warnings about the dangers of wearing a mask fo...
  10. COVID Faces

    Okay, so this has the potential to sound very strange. I have noticed that at work the past couple months when a co-worker slips their mask down for a moment to take a drink, eat, readjust the mask, etc. That from the nose they just look strange almo...
  11. Covid-19: Going Back to Normal?

    I know I'm jumping the gun here, but who's looking forward to having all visitor restrictions lifted, visiting hours gone, hoards of visitors back? Our patient satisfaction scores are way up, wondering what the hospital head honchos think is the...
  12. Coworker's refusing to wear mask

    My agency requires us to wear masks. Yet,I see too many of my coworkers refusing to wear masks.Should I report them,or let the parents/caregivers do it? I work in private duty,8 hour shifts in the home. I saw one nurse come from her ...
  13. Could masks be another vector?

    Consider that when people go about their daily lives they put their hands on everything in their environment; door handles, gas pumps, counter tops, store shelves, etcetera. And I notice people constantly touching and readjusting their masks. S...
  14. New to the field and feeling guilty

    Hi all, First off, I want to thank everyone on this forum for sharing their experiences. I thought long and hard about posting this because my experience seems trivial, but I wanted to share my thoughts anyway. I’m not a nurse (yet, I just got accep...
  15. 10 RNs suspended for refusing COVID unit assignment due to not being provided an N95 Who knows if this will find its way onto their radars, but I'll be the first in applauding these nurses for standing up for themselves. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/1...
  16. Well, is this a surprise to you??? Read in its entirety. Memorial Day offers array of contrasts as Biden and Trump salute war dead, with and without masks
  17. sirI

    Trump Goes Maskless

    All I ask is ... why? Read in its entirety: Pandemic Politics: Maskless Trump Tours Michigan Ford Plant
  18. As adequate PPE is not available for health care providers, has anybody considered the practicality of putting negative pressure hoods, or enclosures, on patients to protect health care providers from infectious material? https://www.sciencedirect.co...
  19. Public Making Masks

    I was wondering what everyone feels of the Crafty moms world making fabric masks for us? While I understand people’s wants and desires to help, I do not feel that these are acceptable alternatives. We might as well go in with no masks. I’d persona...
  20. Code blue and PPE

    Obligatory I’m not a nurse. I work in a larger office building in a doctors office but we do have crash carts “just in case”. Yesterday we had a code blue drill. ( a patient drops to the floor and tells you they don’t have a pulse, you take it from t...
  21. PREFACE: I'm confident that I'll do just fine for the 24 hours that I'm filling in for, but given that I'm not an epidemiologist or seer, I'd love any real-life advice or tips that might come in helpful. I have an unused KN95 and N95 mask (gowns and...
  22. In my Philadelphia suburb, I see 98% wearing masks while shopping, hardware store, gas stations --- surprised survey self reports so low in other areas with such heavy coverage re need on broadcast/cable TV/Dr. Fauci re need for masks. CNN/ Axios pol...
  23. Read this, from BBC News: Millions go back into lockdown around the world Mask mandates in Western countries! Can you believe it? In places like Iran they have "morality police" who harass women wearing clothing deemed too 'un-Islamic' and not coveri...
  24. Kitiger

    It's August; Do You Have Enough PPE?

    My area is not surging right now, and I see gloves and masks for sale in our local stores. How is it in the hot spots? When your hospital doesn't have enough masks, can you find them to buy on your own?
  25. Please forgive the naivete of my question. I am humbly seeking to understand why the majority of those in direct patient care aren't sick with COVID-19 considering inadequate PPE (surgical masks as opposed to N95s or PAPRs, unprecedented reuse of mas...