Best Practices for PPE Conservation
While the CDC has provided strategies for optimizing personal protective equipment (PPE), we want to hear from YOU. Ohio is preparing to address surge capacity, the ability to manage a sudden, unexpected increase in patient volume that would otherwise severely challenge or exceed the present capacity of a facility. While there are no commonly accepted measurements or triggers to distinguish surge capacity from daily patient care capacity, surge capacity is a useful framework to approach a decreased supply of facemasks, N95 respirators, gloves, gowns and eye protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1) How are you and your team conserving PPE? We'd love to hear any best practices you have implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic to reserve masks, gloves or other personal protective equipment.

required 2) May we share your name with your comments when these best practices are published?

3) Your Name

4) The name of your practice/office/hosptial