COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on America’s health care system. The recent sharp increase in the number of patients needing acute hospital care means that some hospitals could face more significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective…
Jan 6, 2021
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, moderates a discussion between Tom Nordwick, CEO of Uvalde Memorial Hospital, and Phil Sklar, Co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, on continued PPE needs of hospitals and how non-…
Jan 4, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended through June 30, 2021, with changes, a temporary final rule designating certain scarce health and medical resources exclusively for domestic use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 17, 2020
Please join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., for the eleventh in a series of Leadership Rounds — short conversations on a range of key issues Dr. Estes will have with hospital and health system leaders from across the country. Dr. Estes was joined by Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., President and CEO,…
Dec 8, 2020
The latest COVID-19 surge has led to record levels of hospitalizations and deaths, and health care professionals (HCPs) are suffering heavy casualties as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of Dec. 2, more than 247,000 HCPs had contracted COVID-19 and 843 had died…
Dec 2, 2020
In this podcast, AJ Rolle, Senior Program Manager at the AHA, moderates a discussion between Marc Berejka, Director of Government & Community Affairs at REI, and Bill Burke, CEO of Merit Solutions, on how their organizations are contributing to AHA’s 100 Million Mask Challenge through HealthEquip.
Nov 17, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit to help organizations implement strategies to preserve personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 10, 2020
ECRI tested 34 disposable isolation gown models made by foreign or non-traditional suppliers and found that about half did not meet the minimum U.S. standard for liquid barrier protection, the organization said in a report released.
Nov 3, 2020
With the daily count of COVID-19 diagnoses spiking nationally and some hospitals experiencing surge levels not seen since the spring, and with flu season upon us, an important question looms: Will health care’s global supply chain be able to meet the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE)…