Personal Protective Equipment
Here is a picture of a my mom wearing everything should would during her work day. She is wearing, her uniform under the visible paper gown. Then, she has on a KN N95 face mask which is also covered by a face shield. The face shield is solid plastic and is hard to see as it is clear. Lastly, she is wearing gloves which her paper gown is tucked into.
I chose this photo because I wanted to highlight how strong of a women my mom is. My mom works at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA. where they are caring for many COVID-19 patients. She recently got this job before the pandemic started. When the pandemic started she was very overwhelmed, as working in a hospital was already new to her. She has persevered through and I couldn't be more proud. She has practiced and learned how to put on all the personal protective equipment without contamination and continues to perform her job the safest as possible. Her job is to clean the rooms daily, and any other up-keeping as needed. The importance of the personal protective equipment is very significant because she has been working at the hospital from the start of the pandemic and she is still healthy.
Dakota Harn, “Personal Protective Equipment,” Springfield College COVID-19 Experience, accessed February 1, 2023, https://sccovid19.omeka.net/items/show/72.