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Outpatient/inpatient Staff Mandated Wear Faceshield/Goggles

Our hospital system mandated if you are w/ in 6 feet of patients non-COVID or COVID face mask must be worn.

I had last week off when they started the new mandate. Talked to a few nurses that prefer not wearing face mask.(steaks up and such)

Curious how many hospitals are following CDC’s recommendations of googles. And is there a certain pair of goggles that work best.

I would get claustrophobic and difficulty wearing a mask. But do it. I am looking forward to wearing the most suitable Google. I know when I wear just my regular glasses and a surgical mask steams up thus I have to wear contacts.

Thanks so kindly for your input.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Has 9 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

We all have to wear face shields. We can substitute in pre-approved goggles, which must seal to the face. Steaming up remains a problem and its annoying.

Wearing both mask and face shield/goggles triggers my claustrophobia something fierce and I have to work hard to keep my mind calm.

It is what it is. I tell myself it is non-negotiable and that helps me move past the initial panic reaction I get.

Nurse SMS you are only second person who has said the same thing about claustrophobia. I thought I was alone.

I am seeing my Dr this Friday for an inhaler. My question to you. Is adding the goggles to the mask. Do you feel a lot more claustrophobic adding the googles to mask?

I ordered googles was n Amazon as 2 of my colleagues suggested. Not so much for claustrophobia but to see.

Yep, mask and face-shield or goggles. We also have a mask/shield combo which is more comfortable for the folks with claustrophobia. Our manager, out of her own pocket, bought us slim-fit goggles which aren't any worse than a pair of glasses unless you wear glasses, like me, and they don't fit over them well. It's not really a big deal. At least we don't have to gown up with everyone. I'm just going with it. I find the more I ruminate over it the more uncomfortable I get.

Has anyone tried any of the anti-fog wipes? I have not (yet).

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Has 9 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

4 hours ago, askater112 said:

Nurse SMS you are only second person who has said the same thing about claustrophobia. I thought I was alone.

I am seeing my Dr this Friday for an inhaler. My question to you. Is adding the goggles to the mask. Do you feel a lot more claustrophobic adding the googles to mask?

I ordered googles was n Amazon as 2 of my colleagues suggested. Not so much for claustrophobia but to see.

I do a lot better with goggles, but a shield makes me more claustrophobic. That's my own peculiarity so hopefully you find what works for you! For me, its the "covering my face" part that I struggle with.

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