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Personal Protective Equipment and Resources

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Information for the General Public
    1. CDC: Considerations for Wearing Masks
      1. Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents are Ineffective (Visualizations)
      2. Face Shields Are Not a Substitute for Masks (Visualizations)
      3. Face Masks, Including Cloth Masks, Significantly Reduce Transmission and Hospitalization & Death (CDC Brief / Physics)
      4. Wearing Gloves Does Not Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection
      5. When and How to Wash Your Hands
    2. WHO COVID-19 Mask Mythbusters
      1. Masks Do Not Decrease Oxygen Levels Including in Older Persons
      2. Surgical Masks Do Not Affect Gas Exchange Physiology (i.e. Masks Do Not Increase Carbon Dioxide)
    3. Filtration Efficiencies of Various Mask Types (Also see, NPR’s User’s Guide To Masks)
    4. FAQs on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Workers
    1. 3M Health Care Surgical Mask and Respirator Types
    2. Guide to Surgical Masks and Filtering Facepiece Respirators
    3. How to Identify a NIOSH-Approved ≥N95 Respirators (Required Markings Diagram)
    4. List of NIOSH Approved ≥N95 Respirator Makes and Models (Counterfeit Examples)
    5. Facial Hairstyles and Filtering Facepiece Respirators
    6. CDC Donning and Doffing Sequence for PPE
    7. Performing a Seal Check When Donning an N95
    8. N95 Decontamination and Reuse
      1. N95Decon
      2. CDC: Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators
      3. Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus
      4. Reprocessing N95s with Hydrogen Peroxide Vaporization: A Robust System from Collection to Dispensing
      5. N95 UV Germicidal Irradiation Process for Decontamination and Reuse
      6. Correlation Between N95 Extended Use and Reuse and Fit Failure in an Emergency Department
        • Duckbill N95s have a high failure rate. Failure of dome-shaped masks is associated with increased use.
    9. Fix The Mask: Enhance Surgical Mask Filtering Efficacy Using Rubber Bands (Premade Rubber Strap)
    10. Pneumask: Reusable Full-Face Snorkel Mask PPE Project
    11. Experimental: In Vitro Efficacy of a Povidone-Iodine Nasal Antiseptic for Rapid Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2
  3. Resource Availability and Allocation
    1. Innovative ICU Physician Care Models: COVID-19 Pandemic at NewYork-Presbyterian
    2. A Hybrid Model of Pediatric and Adult Critical Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Surge
    3. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Intermediate Care Units: Containing Escalation of ICUs
    4. Estimating the Maximum Capacity of COVID-19 Cases Manageable Per Day Given a Health Care System’s Constrained Resources
      1. CAIC-RT: COVID-19 Acute and Intensive Care Resource Calculator
    5. SCCM – United States Resource Availability for COVID-19
    6. Planning and Provision of ECMO Services for Severe ARDS in COVID-19
    7. Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
    8. A National Strategy for Ventilator and ICU Resource Allocation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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