Wearing Appropriate PPE is of Upmost Importance
Researchers have warned that community pharmacy could “unwittingly become a hub for COVID-19 transmission” without strict preventative measures in place, as it is often a first point of contact for people who are sick
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been issues with some pharmacies securing enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to distribute among staff.
PPE that pharmacists have been advised to use in the presence of unwell patients includes masks, gloves, gowns, aprons and eye protection.
Australian recommendations are that PPE such as surgical mask should be considered when providing essential services requiring direct patient contact, dispensing and handling prescriptions, cash and other paperwork. Additional PPE (gowns, gloves, protective eye wears) are recommended when dealing with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patient.
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Click here to read the full article from the Australian Journal of Pharmacy.
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Source: https://ajp.com.au/news/wearing-appropriate-ppe-is-of-utmost-importance/, viewed 6 May 2020.