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It's August; Do You Have Enough PPE?


Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 42 years experience.

My area is not surging right now, and I see gloves and masks for sale in our local stores. How is it in the hot spots? When your hospital doesn't have enough masks, can you find them to buy on your own?


Has 3 years experience.

We are not seeing a surge yet but we are ready for it. N95 are very difficult to come by. I will probably have to meet someone in a dark alley to get them.🕵️‍♂️

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

We are in the midst of a surge. We are doing okay on surgical masks. N95s are in short supply, as are face shields and gowns. They are watching our supplies like a hawk, and we have better than the average hospital when it comes to suppliers. We are also running short on testing components.