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One in three pharmacists unable to access PPE, finds RPS survey

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On PPE. Some info on re-cycling of PPE here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZiqaKwsRE&t=855s I've been liaising with healthcare workers in Korea, China and TW. They've a different approach but much can be learned. On Siriol's points: 1. It's impossible to maintain 2m distance in a busy dispensary. No point even trying. PPE is your only option. However, 2m vital during lunch or breaks when PPE impractical 2. Assume daily. Can wear cotton gloves under your surgical gloves. Korean pharmacists aren't gloved but hand-wash frequently. Key is not to touch face (Masks help). Recycle as needed. Keep/label your own pens/scissors (I sling them around my neck on an elastic - like a scarf. Keep wipes near phone. 3. We have a separate bin/bag for PPE and related waste handled by customers. Wash white coats nightly 4. We disinfect the dispensary/front of shop (Milton diluted 1 in 10) at lunch (we now close for an hour) and during the day. 5. Visors more important if within 2m and if your masks aren't any better than surgical masks. Awkward to use with Rx-glasses but c'est la vie.

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22 APR 2020

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