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Here Are Some Ingenious Ways Healthcare Workers Are Utilising Their PPE

Here Are Some Ingenious Ways Healthcare Workers Are Utilising Their PPE

The undisputed heroes of this strange and unprecedented time are those working on the frontline, fighting valiantly against Covid-19.

Our healthcare workers are at the coalface of the virus, working desperately in the hope that we can all return to normalcy as soon as possible.

Being at the coalface, these workers are required to wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, in order to curb the spread of the virus.

Wearing the masks and protective equipment for the long hours necessary often leave marks.

Masks and other PPE can also contribute to tissue damage behind the ears as well as irritating the skin.

However, healthcare workers often have to think outside the box in order to get the job done, and these problems are no match for them.

Ruth Fraser, a nursing student from London, donned what can only be described as a Princess Leia haircut in order to keep her mask on her face and irritation-free.

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Some people responding to her tweet were unable to replicate Fraser's inventive haircut, mostly because they were bald.

However, people had other ways to ensure their PPE was fit for purpose without irritation.

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The utilisation of paper clips and elastic bands also do the trick. This method is particularly useful if people are wearing headgear and need to cover their ears.

Likewise, the headband mask also ensures that the PPE is effective and non-irritant. Although, you have to be a whizz at sewing in order to make sure the buttons are secure.

For those outside of the healthcare profession and can't procure a mask, there are other ways to ensure that you're safe and protected from the elements.

Utilise social distancing etiquette, wash your hands consistently, cough and sneeze into tissues or your elbow and stay at home.

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If you do need to leave the house, it probably isn't necessary to do anything drastic like these people.

 

Better safe than sorry, we guess.

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Sean Meehan

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