We’re going to run out of masks’: Health care workers push back on restarting elective surgeries

Published by KUOW on 4/24/20 (Source)

Supplies of personal protective equipment are still too tenuous for some medical professionals to support a complete reopening of Washington state's health care system.

This week, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said hospitals may be allowed to restart elective surgeries soon.

But that has some people worried.

The Washington State Nurses Association is calling for health care workers to receive more gear, such as masks, gowns, and gloves, before elective procedures restart.