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Impact of prolonged PPE use on Canadian health professionals

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore the impact that prolonged PPE use has on the skin integrity of Canadian health professionals. The two research questions posed were:.

Increased risk of transurethral and suprapubic catheter self-extraction in COVID-19 patients: real-life experience

A total of 472 patients were hospitalised because of COVID-19 disease in the hospital during the evaluated period. Group A consisted of 48 patients, predominantly males (77%), with 9/48 patients...

The global mental health burden of COVID-19 on critical care staff

The authors started by asking the participants a few general questions around their wellbeing and anxieties (Table 2). The feeling of support from the general public was strong, with 74% of...

COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine administration

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Transmission is primarily via respiratory (droplet and aerosol) and...

Should the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine be mandatory for nurses? An ethical debate

COVID-19 is now at the forefront of everyday life in the UK, and practices such as social distancing, support bubbles, shielding and wearing face masks have become the norm. The pandemic has severely...

In search of a vaccine against COVID-19: implications for nursing practice

Micro-organisms are classified into groups (microbes) according to their key characteristics. These include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, fungi, prions and ectoparasites. Microbes that have...

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