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PPE Utilization in a Pandemic: More Research Needed to Fuel Preparedness

Summary

This report explores the utilization of personal protective equipment and respiratory protection within a pandemic scenario and addresses key issues such as PPE prioritization, reuse of PPE, proper pandemic protocols as well as a look at how to boost a hospital's readiness for an emergency situation such as an influenza pandemic.

Editor's Take

Complacency regarding pandemic preparedness is common in an era of competing issues that healthcare institutions face. This report summarizes current thought on what healthcare institutions can do to evaluate their PPE inventory levels and prepare for an event that may place a strain on resources.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review proper protocols for pandemic preparedness
  • Learn how to evaluate your hospital's PPE needs
  • See what the medical literature says about preparedness metrics and simulation exercises