Wearing layers of PPE is hot, glasses fog up. Need for protection around the wrist where gloves end, and shoes.
Wasted time tracking down patient background conditions in binders, charts and onsite. Knowledge about patient characteristics such as psychological, mood, behavior is essential for testers who may adjust their approach when collecting a swab (such as stabilizing a dementia patient).
Broadly, nurses desired to know the combativeness or cooperativeness they might encounter from senior patients they are working with.
Active filtration PAPR devices manage humidity and combine several PPE elements for a more comfortable experience but are expensive and quantities are limited compared to single-use PPE.
Binders and paper-based medical records can only be in one location at a time or used by one nurse. Locating these physical assets takes valuable time and supplies when multiple patients are waiting to be tested. Because they are physical assets, they can be possible sources of cross-contamination.
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