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.
Supporting our health care partners remains our priority. At a time when there are few answers, we welcome you to share your thoughts and challenges so we may begin a dialogue around solutions. We are here to support in any way we can. Please reach out to your member engagement representative or email us directly.
Last updated: 2:00 pm ET, March 30
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.
April 3 webinar on Protecting health care workers: Reuse and decontamination of N95 respirators presented by ACOEM
- Strategies for optimizing PPEs (March 17)
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 (March 5)
- Healthcare protective clothing standards and specifications (2018)
- Personal protective equipment supply equivalents
- Personal protection equipment alternative suppliers
- COVID-19 resources for supply chain
- 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 (March 20)
American Hospital Association
University of Florida
Alternative to N95: Surgical wrap masks (March)
Anesthesiologists at the University of Florida have created respirator masks made out of surgical blue wrap, which they say is effective to block particulate matter.
Effects of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on N95 respirator filtration performance and structural integrity, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (2015)
Free PDF on reusability of facemasks during an influenza pandemic from National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (2006)
Free PDF on reusable elastomeric respirators in health care: Considerations for routine and surge use from National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (2019)
EPA list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19 (March 19)
CDC infection control guidance (March 10)
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 (March 24)
AORN environmental services toolkit
Education and guidelines for cleaning in perioperative services
AORN COVID-19 toolkit (March 19)
Infection prevention and supply usage recommendations for perioperative services
How hospitals can address community food insecurity (March 24)
Copia coordinates the donation of food from hospitals to nonprofit food pantries and food banks. Join a Q&A session hosted by Copia to learn how to get started with food rescue and donation at your facility. These sessions will be offered:
- March 26, 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET
- March 27, 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET
- March 30, 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET
- April 1, 12 p.m. PT, 3 p.m. ET
OSHA COVID-19 control and prevention guidance
Proper management of regulated (red bag) and non-regulated (municipal solid waste) management.
Stericycle COVID-19 guidance (March 16)
Guidance on segregation, packing, and removal of health care waste.
Personnel and personnel training
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