COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE
Erin Dean Health journalist
As nurses worldwide feel the pain of prolonged use of personal protective equipment, we assess the advice on minimising the discomfort caused by masks and visors
Some of the most enduring images of the COVID-19 pandemic are of weary nurses and fellow healthcare staff with red marks and bruises on their faces after wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during long shifts.
Nursing Standard. 35, 6, 24-26. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.6.24.s13
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