PPE during restraints

How are facilities handling staff using PPE/surgical masks during physical restraints and applying restraints? Does each staff member get a mask or is it handled a different way? We are trying to weigh risk/benefit against using the supply of masks that may be needed later when treating sick patients.

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  • How are you handling giving patients with COVID symptoms medications? Oral vs. injectables? What if you are low on mask supplies?

  • We are still providing injectables where possible. Consider adding cloth masks to your supply - can put a surgical mask inside to protect and extend length it is good. If patient is able to be maintained effectively on oral, then we are considering it.

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