American Nurses Association (ANA) ; This one-hour webinar, part of the American Nurses Association's COVID-19 webinar series, provides insights and tools for how to cope with the difficult ethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a COVID-19-based case study approach, topics include how to manage the transition in standards of care from conventional to contingency to crisis standards of care; and ethical principles in action: strategies for managing scarce resources.
Let’s face it, there is a reason why hospitals with designated COVID-19 areas require everyone to wear an N95 respirator mask, as well as eye goggles. That’s because we know that this virus has the potential for airborne transmission. During normal breathing and speech, tiny particles are emitted mainly from the mouth. These particles can range in size, with the smallest being less than a micron (1 um), and the biggest being over 500 um in diameter.