A problem in nursing at this current time frame is the lack of Personal protective Equipment in this COVID19 pandemic. According to Rowan (2020), “there is growing international concern regarding the shortage in supply chain of critical one-time-use personal and protective equipment (PPE).” This is an active issue in the nursing profession where nurses quiet like ourselves are risking our lives to save others and are not being given the appropriate equipment to deliver a critical job. There isn’t enough N95 mask, face shields, gloves, protective gowns, and possibly shoe covers to help nurses fight this new virus, which, employers are making staff reuse their same PPE. Now given that this issue is a new understandable economic 101 problem, it should be followed and researched. This problem should be studied in the sense of how many nurses are being exposed with reused PPE or just due to the lack of PPE and endangering themselves of catching this deadly virus. A study should be proposed in which we gather statistical analysis to find out how many nurses are being found positive and critically ill up to including death due to this pandemic issue where manufacturers are not able to meet the demand unfortunately.
Rowan, N. J., & Laffey, J. G. (2020). Challenges and solutions for addressing critical shortage of supply chain for personal and protective equipment (PPE) arising from Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic – Case study from the Republic of Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 725. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138532