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Personal protective equipment (PPE) for both anesthesiologists and other airway managers: principles and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare providers are facing a coronavirus disease pandemic. This pandemic may last for many months, stressing the Canadian healthcare system in a way that has not previously been seen.
Personal protective equipment and intensive care unit healthcare worker safety in the COVID-19 era (PPE-SAFE): An international survey
Wide variability in what PPE is available for ICU staff caring for COVID-19 patients. More than half report at least one PPE item missing or out of stock. Adverse effects of wearing PPE reported by 80% of health care workers. Adverse effects related to duration of a shift wearing PPE without taking a break.
Absence of contamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Local transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus in Singapore has been reported. 1 As the pandemic spreads globally, increased utilization and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) are expected.
Aerosol-generating otolaryngology procedures and the need for enhanced PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic: a literature review
Adequate personal protective equipment is needed to reduce the rate of transmission of COVID-19
to health care workers. Otolaryngology groups are recommending a higher level of personal protective equipment for aerosol-generating procedures than public health agencies.
The energy and environmental footprints of COVID-19 fighting measures – PPE, disinfection, supply chains
COVID-19 pandemic impacts on energy structure, energy requirements and related emissions. Overview of the invested energy sources and environmental footprints increased. Required energy and resources consumption of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and testing kits. An assessment of intensive energy consumption for aseptic and disinfection. The outcomes emphasised that diversifying solutions are a vital strategy needed.
An emerging source of plastic pollution: Environmental presence of plastic personal protective equipment (PPE) debris related to COVID-19 in a metropolitan city
Public use of personal protective equipment (PPE) results with improper disposal. Of the 1306 PPE debris items recorded disposable gloves were the most abundant. We surveyed residential areas, grocery parking lots, a trail and a hospital district. The grocery store parking lot and hospital district resulted with the most debris. Policy decisions about PPE waste management should be informed by monitoring surveys.
Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force Comprehensive Report
Why America ran out of protective masks – and what can be done about it
Doctors and nurses are now crying out for masks and other personal protective equipment as they’re forced to wear bandanas and scarves for masks, trash bags for gowns, and reuse all sorts of medical equipment — heightening the risk of coronavirus infection and possibly death as we all rely on these health care workers now more than ever to stem the outbreak.
Optimizing Supply of PPE and Other Equipment during Shortages
The greatly increased need for PPE caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused PPE shortages, posing a tremendous challenge to the U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare facilities are having difficulty accessing the needed PPE and are having to identify alternate ways to provide patient care.
FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The FDA is aware that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for these devices will continue to be stressed if demand exceeds available supplies.
Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide
The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Personal Protective Equipment Shortages During COVID-19 – Supply Chain Related Causes and Mitigation Strategies
Since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care systems across the US have reported substantial personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, compromising their ability to keep health care professionals safe while treating increasing numbers of patients.
Critical Supply Shortages — The Need for Ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment during the Covid-19 Pandemic
U.S. hospitals are already reporting shortages of key equipment needed to care for critically ill patients, including ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff. Adequate production and distribution of both types of equipment are crucial to caring for patients during the pandemic.
How did the US come up so short on PPE?
Despite years of public health experts warning that the United States was not prepared to handle a respiratory virus pandemic, when COVID-19spread in the U.S., doctors and nurses found themselves without enough personal protection equipment, or PPE, to treat patients safely.
Begging for Thermometers, Body Bags, and Gowns
U.S. Health Care Workers Are Dangerously Ill-Equipped to Fight COVID-19
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The energy and environmental footprints of COVID-19 fighting measures – PPE, disinfection, supply chains
The still escalating COVID-19 pandemic also has a substantial impact on energy structure, requirements and related emissions. The consumption is unavoidable and receives a lower priority in the critical situation. However, as the pandemic continues, the impacts on energy and environment should be assessed and possibly reduced.
Challenges and solutions for addressing critical shortage of supply chain for personal and protective equipment (PPE) arising from Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic – Case study from the Republic of Ireland
[T]here is growing international concern regarding the shortage in supply chain of critical one-time-use personal and protective equipment (PPE). PPE are heat sensitive and are not, by their manufacturer's design, intended for reprocessing.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) for Surgeons during COVID ‐19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review of Availability, Usage, and Rationing
Surgeons need guidance regarding appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID‐19 pandemic based on scientific evidence rather than availability. The aim of this paper is to inform surgeons of appropriate PPE requirements, and to discuss usage, availability, rationing and future solutions.
Sourcing Personal Protective Equipment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Preventing spread of infection to and from health care workers (HCWs) and patients relies on effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE)—gloves, face masks, air-purifying respirators, goggles, face shields, respirators, and gowns. A critical shortage of all of these is projected to develop or has already developed in areas of high demand.
Rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
This document summarizes WHO’s recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care and community settings, as well as during the handling of cargo; in this context, PPE includes gloves, medical masks, goggles or a face shield, and gowns, as well as for specific procedures, respirators (i.e. N95 or FFP2 standard or equivalent) and aprons.
Conserving Supply of Personal Protective Equipment—A Call for Ideas
The editors of JAMA recognize the challenges, concerns, and frustration about the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is affecting the care of patients and safety of health care workers in the US and around the world. We seek creative immediate solutions for how to maximize the use of PPE, to conserve the supply of PPE, and to identify new sources of PPE.
Decontamination and Reuse of N95 Respirators with Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor to Address Worldwide Personal Protective Equipment Shortages During the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Many entities have depleted or soon will exhaust their stockpile of PPE despite adopting PPE-sparing practices as the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States increases at an almost exponential rate and manufacturers struggle to keep up with the worldwide demand. This potential shortage is particularly concerning for commonly used N95 respirators and powered-air purifying respirators (PAPRs).
Covid-19: the crisis of personal protective equipment in the US
As covid-19 makes its way through the US, in some locations doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are facing the frightening prospect of work without personal protective equipment (PPE). A national survey of hospital infection control professionals reported that many medical facilities are nearing the end of their PPE supplies, despite frantic attempts to obtain more.
Occurrence of personal protective equipment (PPE) associated with the COVID-19 pandemic along the coast of Lima, Peru
The use and disposal of face masks, gloves, face shields, and other types of personal protective equipment (PPE) have increased dramatically due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Testing re-emerges as major challenge
This week, San Bernardino County canceled hundreds of appointments due to a shortage of materials. Five testing sites were shut down in Sacramento because UC Davis Health, which processes the tests, couldn’t procure enough kits. Unable to meet soaring demand, Los Angeles County asked residents to get tested only if they have symptoms, work in high-risk environments or were exposed to someone who tested positive. San Diego residents are waiting around a week to get a test.
County variance info
California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more.
Extended use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic – Thermal conditioning and spray-on surface disinfection
The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in globally constrained supplies for face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Newsom: All Californians must wear masks
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement comes as some county public health officers in California face severe pushback for their face mask orders.