- •Personal protective equipment is often absent in low- and middle-income countries
- •Healthcare workers adopt workarounds to cope with missing equipment
- •These workarounds are poorly understood despite their importance to safety
- •This study identifies multiple workarounds used consistently by nurses in Liberia
- •These strategies have different implications for both workers and patients
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Funding: Funding for the parent study was provided by Grant Number, T42OH008422 , funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. The parent study was also supported by the 2018 AAOHN Medique Research Grant. This secondary analysis was funded by Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Grant ( T32 NR016914 . Program Director: Titler) Complexity: Innovations in Promoting Health and Safety.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.