“It’s very terrifying to be flying the plane at the same time you’re building it,” said one young doctor.
Mask & Respirators
N95 masks are in high demand but so are surgical masks, isolation gowns, thermometers and disinfecting wipes.
The machine can decontaminate the same respirator mask up to 20 times without degrading the mask’s performance.
According to the United States Conference of Mayors, cities need 28.5 million face masks, 24.4 million other pieces of PPE equipment, 7.9 million COVID-19 test kits, and 139,000 ventilators.
"Those of us who must go out into the world and have contact with people don’t have to panic if we find out that someone with the coronavirus has been in the same room or stood closer than we wanted for a moment."
Ninety-seven percent of survey respondents have implemented conservation protocols for personal protective equipment.
The Defense Production Act gives the federal government broad authority to direct private companies to meet the needs of national defense.
One of Infection Control Today®’s Editorial Advisory Board members offers a quick to-do list.
In a conversation with Infection Control Today, Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, a senior infection prevention epidemiologist in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses what it’s like for these frontline fighters.
Too often infection prevention work feels thankless, but the truth is that we are the backbone in this situation and now is the time that people really see that.