Ther Adv Infect Dis 2021 Jan-Dec;8:2049936121998562. Epub 2021 Feb 25.
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Science (Di.Chir.On.S.), University of Palermo, Italy. Departement of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, Policlinico Paolo Giaccone, Via del Vespro 129, 90127, Palermo, Italy.
Background: Italy was the first Western country to be heavily affected by COVID-19. Healthcare workers (HCWs) were exposed to a high risk of occupational infection, partially due to insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies. This study aimed to describe the practices, availability, training, confidence in PPE use and the adverse effects due to extended PPE use, as reported by HCWs in Italy. Read More