Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Access resources related to COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Resources

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Viral Respiratory Precautions
September 17, 2020

Seattle Children's shared its precautions for RSV and parainfluenza, which apply to COVID-19 as well.

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Response to Shortages of Garb and PPE for Sterile Compounding
September 10, 2020

Strategies from the USP Compounding Expert Committee for conserving PPE amid a shortage.

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PPE Simulation
September 10, 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital identified a knowledge gap in emergency PPE activation and created a simulation to better train critical care physicians.

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PPE From Home
September 10, 2020

Spectrum Health provided this document to team members in April regarding taking home PPE.

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PPE Donning and Doffing
September 10, 2020

Watch this short video on proper donning and doffing of PPE.

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PPE Conservation Tool
September 10, 2020

Understand when and where N95 masks and respirators are needed so you can better conserve resources.

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Pharmacy PPE Recommendations for Management
September 10, 2020

Vizient outlines the effect of COVID-19 on PPE supplies and offers recommendations for management.

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Making Your Own Respirator
September 4, 2020

Boston Children's Hospital's video on making a reusable elastomeric respirator for use during COVID-19 and the N95 shortage.

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Extended Use and Reuse of PPE N95 Surgical Mask Tip Sheet
September 4, 2020

Limited availability of N95 surgical masks led Nebraska Medicine to create a series of tip sheets outlining proper decontamination.

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Exposure And Work Restriction Guide
September 4, 2020

Children's Alabama developed a matrix for assessing risk and exposure to COVID-19 while at work.

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Face Mask Shortages for Anesthesiologists
September 3, 2020

Stanford Medicine took a look at shortages of N95 masks in anesthesiology departments and potential alternative solutions.