While FDA moves to halt mask reuse, N95 access remains spotty, report finds
Apr 15, 2021
A new push to ensure that healthcare facilities stockpile single-use or reusable N95 respirators has arrived while some workers continue to lack access to the equipment and U.S. mask manufacturers can’t...
Mask prioritization ‘upside-down’; eldercare workers should be No. 1 recipient: report
Mar 15, 2021
Frontline staff may be exposed to as much or more cough and COVID-19 droplets than ICU workers performing intubations, according to some researchers and anesthesiologists.
Coronavirus exposure protects healthcare workers for at least 6 months, investigators say
Jan 06, 2021
The presence of antibodies — a sign of previous coronavirus exposure — has been tied to a substantially reduced risk of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection in hospital workers.
FDA publishes face mask, respirator FAQs for healthcare providers
Nov 30, 2020
The new webpage includes links to detailed information on a variety of subjects, including how to report shortages of face masks, surgical masks and respirators.
Standardize N95 respirators for all inpatient COVID-19 encounters, conclude analysts
Jul 01, 2020
N95 respirators should be required for all workers caring for COVID-19 inpatients, not only those performing aerosol-generating procedures, write the authors of a new data review.
Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved
Dec 19, 2011
Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.