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Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency Medical Services; Research and System Needs

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Exceptionally high rates of occupational fatality and injury rates among paramedicine clinicians indicates EMS-specific risk reduction research is desperately needed.
Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can Kids be Harmed Wearing Masks to Protect Against COVID?

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No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise.
PPE is loaded into an ambulance.

Hospitals Provide PPE, Supplies for PA EMS Agencies

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Several dozens EMS agencies loaded up on KN95 masks and other PPE thanks to Conemaugh Health System and Allegheny Health Network/Highmark Health.
Lynn Adams, president of the Pacifica Beach Coalition, shows face masks that were found discarded near her home as volunteers clean areas near Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica, Calif., Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

CA Groups Track Face Masks, Gloves Bound for the Ocean

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In Northern California, environmental groups are tracking the issue along the coast — and trying to do something about it.
Several PA EMS agencies were able to secure a large supply of PPE, which includes masks, gowns, and face shields.

Donation Helps Outfit PA First Responders with More PPE

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About a dozen ambulance services received free boxes of personal protective equipment, which included masks, gowns and face shields.
Will wearing two masks better protect me from the virus?

Does Wearing Two Masks Provide More Protection?

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Does wearing two masks provide more protection? It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up on masks could help in some situations.
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Boyd County (KY) EMS Gets New PPE, Supplies Still Tight

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Boyd County EMS might be looking a little "space age" the next time you see EMTs on a call.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

EMScapades: December 1, 2020

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Why the "free to wear your own masks" policy lasted only a quarter of a shift.

FDNY Shows New Reusable Masks

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Department moves out of the supply chain for N95 masks.