In an effort to help healthcare workers and the general public during the coronavirus (COVID-19)/severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare is compiling evidence-based resources. Below is the repository we have created. We will continuously update the repository with accurate information and guidance based on the evidence.
Recommendations Based On Evidence
Personal Protective Equipment For Healthcare Workers (More Information)
Based on the current evidence, the Fuld Institute for EBP recommends and supports the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers (HCWs) at all points of care and that HCWs use appropriate PPE consistently and correctly, rather than homemade cloth masks. HCWs should consider homemade cloth masks only as a last resort.