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Healthcare workers around the world are experiencing skin injury due to the extended use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. These injuries are the result of high shear stresses acting on the skin, caused by friction with the PPE. This study aims to provide a practical lubricating solution for frontline medical staff working a 4+ hours shift wearing PPE. A literature review into skin friction and skin lubrication was conducted to identify products and substancesdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0239363 pmid:32970710 fatcat:wqwdd5mxkffuhbf7wyqvlrv5ka