As Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies dwindle, SupplyCopia develops tool to immediately assess days of supplies on-hand and upcoming needs based on consumption
Healthcare just experienced what may be the most significant financial hit in history. The recent AHA survey(1) estimates the cancellation of hospital services alone represented $161.4 billion in lost revenue over a period of four months
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced several actions and guidance around healthcare supplies, treatment and policies taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the demand for alcohol-based hand sanitizers and their active ingredient, alcohol, certain entities that are not currently regulated by the FDA as drug manufacturers have requested guidance on the preparation and distribution
3M and Ford Motor Company are partnering to increase the production of 3M’s powered air purifying respirators, or PAPRs and to mee the surge in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak. 3M’s powered air purifying respirators use a waist-mounted, battery-powered blower that sends filtered air into a hood that helps provide respiratory protection for workers, including those in healthcare. 3M’s PAPR systems can offer a more comfortable user experience for wearers who need respiratory protection for an extended period of time.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated “coronavirus disease 2019” (Covid-19) a global pandemic. As the number of cases in the United States continues to grow, political leaders are encouraging physical (or “social”) distancing to slow the rate of transmission. The goal of this practice is to flatten the curve of new infection, thereby avoiding a surge of demand on the health care system, but the effects of physical distancing may take weeks to appear. U.S. hospitals are already reporting shortages of key equipment needed to care for critically ill patients, including ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff. Adequate production and distribution of both types of equipment are crucial to caring for patients during the pandemic.
As of March 7, 2020, we compiled the latest analysis of the global epidemic situation of coronavirus and the shortage of masks due to the epidemic of coronavirus.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask waits for the train as a MTA worker disinfects a subway station in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative’s office in recent days granted exclusions from import tariffs for dozens of medical products imported from China, including face masks, hand sanitizing wipes and examination gloves, filings with the agency showed on Friday.
China now makes 200 million face masks a day — more than twenty times the amount it made at the start of February. The leap has been spurred by the outbreak of a new coronavirus. The masks include the lightweight ones that people like to wear in the hope of protection against coronavirus as well as the heavy-duty N95 masks used by health-care workers
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