COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Sep 17, 2020
A structured framework for emergency department triage created by physicians at an academic medical center contains recommendations for personal protective equipment use as well as guidance on the disposition of patients suspected of having COVID‐19.
Sep 3, 2020
A high proportion of COVID-19 infections among U.S. health care personnel appear to go undetected. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 1 in 20 health care workers sampled in 12 states tested positive for antibodies for COVID-19, and 69% of those with antibodies had never…
Sep 3, 2020
Last week, California passed the nation's first law (AB-2537) requiring health care facilities to maintain a 45-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). The union-backed bill requires employers to provide health care workers with unexpired PPE upon request.
Sep 3, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to health care providers warning of quality issues with surgical gowns manufactured or sold by Laws of Motion PPE. The FDA recommends facilities discontinue use of the gowns while the agency pursues its investigation.
Aug 20, 2020
Kaiser Health News reports manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies warned shortages could last for years unless the government intervenes.
Jul 30, 2020
Hospitals dealing with COVID-19 surges are looking to lessons from earlier hot spots such as New York to ensure they have adequate beds, staff and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Jul 8, 2020
Demand for N95 filtering facemask respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic far exceeds the supply, leading to discussions about how to best decontaminate them for reuse.
Jul 1, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offered strategies for optimizing facemask supplies in health care settings where stocks are limited.