We recognize the burden our community is under. Many of you are on the front lines of this unfolding crisis caring for people with COVID-19. From all the staff at Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, thank you for your tireless work during this unprecedented time. We have heard countless stories of hope, community, and compassion from across the health care sector. We are all humbled and inspired by you.
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Last updated: 2:36 pm ET, April 2
The following list of resources offers ideas and solutions to some of the challenges you may be facing at your facility in managing the COVID-19 crisis. We will regularly update this page with new information.
These resource lists by trusted organizations are updated regularly.
FDA current emergency use authorizations
Guidance on personal protective equipment including sterilization and reprocessing.
National PPE Coalition
A coordinated group organizations collaborating to source PPE for health care
American Hospital Association PPE information and guidance
Information, policies, procedures and best practices around PPEs including supplying from home, decontamination, and reuse.
April 3 webinar on Protecting health care workers: Reuse and decontamination of N95 respirators presented by ACOEM
- Strategies for optimizing PPEs
Resources for optimizing eye protection, isolation gowns, face masks, and N95 respirators.
- Checklist for health care facilities: Strategies for optimizing the supply of N95 respirators
- Healthcare protective clothing standards and specifications
- Personal protective equipment supply equivalents
- Personal protection equipment alternative suppliers
- Ventilator supply mitigation strategies: Letter to health care providers (March 22)
- Guidance on production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help boost supply, protect public health
- Enforcement policy for sterilizers, disinfectants and air purifiers during COVD-19
American Hospital Association
COVID-19 recommendations for supply chain
Including a list of non-traditional suppliers offering PPE
- Calculator to determine approximate PPE needs for a facility
The calculator includes guidance for SARS, MERS and "novel influenza."
CDC decontamination and reuse of filtering facepiece respirators using contingency and crisis capacity strategies.
Based on the limited research available, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, vaporous hydrogen peroxide, and moist heat showed the most promise as potential methods to decontaminate respirators.
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (ADMR) Statement On COVID-19 Response
Recommended actions on communication and coordination with off-site 3rd-party reprocessors.
Effects of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on N95 respirator filtration performance and structural integrity, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Free PDF on reusability of facemasks during an influenza pandemic from National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine
Free PDF on reusable elastomeric respirators in health care: Considerations for routine and surge use from National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine
Center for Health Design’s COVID-19 resources for health care facilities
Guidance on using building design to minimize the impact of infections and transmittable diseases in healthcare facilities, isolation rooms.
Evidence-based approach to Perioperative infection control and OR management for COVID-19 from Anesthesia & Analgesia journal
AORN environmental services toolkit
Education and guidelines for cleaning in perioperative services
AORN COVID-19 toolkit
Infection prevention and supply usage recommendations for perioperative services
How hospitals can address community food insecurity
Copia coordinates the donation of food from hospitals to nonprofit food pantries and food banks. Listen to a recording of a Q&A session hosted by Copia to learn how to get started with food rescue and donation at your facility. To get started contact Kimberly Smith at email@example.com.
New England regional producers are ready to provide access to fresh, healthy food. Spreadsheet from Farm to Institution New England details what food is available.
OSHA COVID-19 control and prevention guidance
Proper management of regulated (red bag) and non-regulated (municipal solid waste) management.
Stericycle COVID-19 guidance
Guidance on segregation, packing, and removal of health care waste.
Health Care waste management: Coronavirus update
The latest information and recommendations on how to address waste management in a coronavirus context from Health Care Without Harm experts.
Personnel and personnel training
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