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Nurses suspended for refusing to provide COVID-19 care without N95 masks

Nurses suspended for refusing to provide COVID-19 care without N95 masks

Several Southern California nurses have been suspended after they refused to enter COVID-19 patient’s rooms without N95 respirator masks. As per one of the nurses suspended, the administrators at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica told nurses N95 masks weren’t necessary and didn’t provide them. The 10 nurses will remain on paid leave pending an investigation.

KCooper
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Susan L
Susan L 4 months

Administration who says N95 masks are not needed to protect nurses should be required to follow nurses into covid 19 rooms and walk up to patient beds while patients are coughing out the virus. The masks are also to protect other patients and other staff and the families of the nurses. Are staff to be tested prior to each shift to know when they get the virus? (Is there a rapid turn around test even available?) Not if but when the nurses get the virus. Isolation protocols are on the page. The protocol is to use an N95 for contact with patient with airborne disease. Word of mouth from administration is not enough. Insist that the the protocol be changed and hard copies be handed out to all staff prior to shifts. I bet administration won't do that. Written by retired RN who worked in acute care setting for 40 years.

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