Face Shields and Containment of COVID-19

por Guateplast SA en May 27, 2020

 

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has included societal use of PPE, such as face shields and masks, in its recommendations for easing restrictions. Experience and evidence, even during this pandemic, suggest that health care workers rarely acquire infections during patient care when proper PPE is used and that most of their infections are acquired in the community where PPE is typically not worn.

Face shields offer a number of advantages. While medical masks have limited durability and little potential for reprocessing, face shields can be reused indefinitely and are easily cleaned with soap and water, or common household disinfectants. They are comfortable to wear, protect the portals of viral entry, and reduce the potential for autoinoculation by preventing the wearer from touching their face. 

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Moving Personal Protective Equipment Into the Community Face Shields and Containment of COVID-19

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