April 17th, 2020
No N95 at Kaiser
I work at Kaiser Santa Clara, Stroke Tele and we are not being given N95. We bring our own. The ANM said we are suppose to wear surgical mask, gown and gloves per CDC guidelines. I reported this to our union and OSHA but no response yet. I dont know what to do next. I feel like Im committing suicide everytime I enter a COVID patient’s room. We need help.
Glenda, I am so sorry you are being put in this impossible situation. You care for patients, and yet your administration does not care for you. This is not the way it should be and I wish I could offer more help than my empathy.
That is heartbreaking. How are you even finding your own N95 masks?
My hospital giving us only one also. Their solution now is to use UV light on them at end of day and return them to us...to use again and again.