(Silver Spring, MD, Wednesday, September 2, 2020) – For nurses in many areas of the country and across health care settings, personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages persist six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and PPE decontamination and re-use practices are on the rise, despite a lack of standard practices and evidence of safety.
American Nurses Association president, Dr. Ernest Grant, discusses:
- Key findings from a new survey of over 21,000 nurses nationwide
- The ongoing need for a sufficient supply of PPE
- The urgent need to continue to protect nurses responding to COVID-19
- What everyone in America can do to help
Ernest Grant, PHD, RN, FAAN, is president of the American Nurses Association, the nation’s largest nurses’ organization representing the interests of the nation’s more than 4 million nurses. Dr. Grant has more than 30 years of front-line nursing experience.