I am scared. If I cannot get PPE I will still have to do my job. I feel nurses have been seen as disposable. A fireman would not be sent into a fire without his equipment. We are human beings, not machines. Employers need to start putting safety first and not just patient safety. Employees need to be protected. I feel that it has always been ok with employers to not provide adequate PPE and to turn a blind eye because it costs money. This has to change. Slips, trips, and falls and back injuries are not the only things to protect employees from. We need protection from exposure. Who would want to go into nursing now? After they have seen what the reality is? The dirty little secret that nurses know and have known for a long time, that we have to SAVE on PPE because there is never enough- well now the secret is out. It has to change.