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Personal protective equipment (PPE) and pressure injuries


Many health care professionals are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) the majority of the day. There are increasing reports of pressure injuries from masks, goggles and other PPE.

NPIAP position paper on preventing injury with N95 masks. This position paper is unique in that it combines current evidence in both pressure injury prevention and PPE science as a basis for recommendations within the context of the COVID-19 crisis.


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