The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a guide to optimizing the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect from COVID-19.
Given the shortages of PPE across the country, the guide is intended to maximize the efficiency of PPE when supplies are running low or stressed. Items on the list include eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, N95 respirators, ventilators, powered air purifying respirators, and filtering facepiece respirators.
The CDC states that “all US healthcare facilities should begin using PPE contingency strategies now,” but says that when PPE becomes available, “healthcare facilities should promptly resume standard practices.”
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