Local healthcare facilities prepare to restart procedures

Published by THE DAILY NEWS (LONGVIEW) on 5/1/20 (Source)

According to the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), healthcare facilities must resolve the problem of inadequate personal protection equipment before restarting non-urgent procedures.

“Reopening elective procedure areas and surgical centers must happen responsibly,” said a WSNA press release. “We must have adequate protective equipment and accessible testing for nurses and health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis first.”