i95 Home of Rock: Wearing a Facemask? Here’s What You Need to Know

“We know that N95 respirators and surgical masks, along with other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), are critical for ensuring the safety of frontline workers in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and other emergency environments. But as we move further into the COVID-19 crisis, we are learning more about how people outside the healthcare industry may also benefit from wearing facemasks, even ones that are handmade.”

“Now that the CDC recommends that the community at large start wearing protective masks, it’s not a matter of simply affixing one to your face. “Wearing a mask continuously poses its own risks,” says Maria Duclos, BA, RN, CHPN, Director of Patient Transitions and Infection Control at Regional Hospice in Danbury, Connecticut.”

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