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Current Status of and Requests for Personal Protective Equipment for Newly Emerging Infectious Diseases-Results of a Survey of Healthcare Personnel-

Yukiko UCHIDA1), Michiko MORIMOTO2), Ayano DEMPOYA3), Fuminori TANABE4) and Soichi ARAKAWA5)
1)Faculty of Health and Welfare, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, 2)Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health and Welfare Science, Okayama Prefectural University, 3)Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, 4)Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Yamanashi, 5)Sanda City Hospital

To safely carry out treatment and nursing for patients with emerging infectious diseases, it is essential for medical personnel to wear appropriate personal protective equipment according to the risk of infection. The purpose of this research is to clarify the present condition and needs for protective clothing for infection control. A questionnaire survey was conducted for doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Under the protective clothing, we found that personnel wear personal clothes, white coats for examination, scrub wear, nurses' white garments, etc. In addition, plastic gowns are worn on protective clothing. The items that emphasize protection against infections were the infection protection performance at the time of wearing, the safety of protective equipment (breathing protective gear, goggles, face shields, gloves, etc. ), and easy-to-understand detachable manuals. Further, we surveyed their onsite needs and received many free descriptions.

Key words:newly emerging infectious diseases, personal protective equipment, healthcare personnel, questionnaire survey


Received: April 8, 2021
Accepted: June 24, 2021

36 (5):242─252,2021

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