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aerosol-generating procedures, mask types, masks, N95, pediatric, surgical masks



  1. Joseph, Rachel PhD, CCRN
  2. Highton, Mary DNP, NNP-BC


Abstract: The emergence of COVID-19 swept through the nations, and measures to prevent transmission of infection became the focus for all health care organizations internationally. With the increase in number of cases, the unanticipated consumption of personal protective equipment exceeded the capacity. With the scarcity of masks, the type, use, and reuse became a topic of debate. This article explores the origin, types, and the challenges nurses face regarding the use of masks.