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


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.


KUOW: 'We’re going to run out of masks': Health care workers push back on restarting elective surgeries (4/24/20)