To assist healthcare workers on the frontline working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, oneSOURCE has created a COVID-19 Resource Center.
oneSOURCE has opened up a portion of its document database to help sterile processing departments quickly access the IFUs they need for COVID-19 related instruments and equipment.
3M has released an updated technical bulletin in April 2020, regarding the ongoing testing of decontamination methods for 3M N95 Respirators.
The Joint Commission supports allowing staff to bring their own standard face masks or respirators to wear at work when their healthcare organizations cannot routinely provide access to protective equipment that is commensurate with the risk to which they are exposed.
A machine that can decontaminate up to 80,000 respirators a day has been granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration this morning. The decontamination system, made by a company called Battelle, is the CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System and uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks. Respirators are in short and dwindling supply.
The Joint Commision has made a list of tools and resources available to all health care organizations, to support health care professionals on the front lines of this pandemic.
WHO has specific recommendations for SPD departments on how to handle COVID-19 related instruments and equipment. Click below to for more information.
A letter to Health Care Providers regarding potential shortages relating to surgeons’ and patient examination gloves as well as conservation strategies categorized for a range of needs and supply levels intended to assist health care organizations as they determine procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click to read 3M’s response to the Coronavirus Outbreak and how it is affecting their supply as well as download resources for supplies/equipment related to COVID-19.
The CDC has compiled a vast library of resources for Healthcare Professionals Caring for COVID-19 Patients.
John Hopkins University has created an interactive map to help track the outbreak globally.