COVID-19, product shortages and personal protective equipment guidelines May 11 2020
Judicious use of personal protective equipment continues to be critical as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to increase and hospitals are strategically ramping up routine and elective care.
We are continuing to supply and re-stock the plastic full length disposable stethoscope cover as this cover is splash proof and our recommended cover for droplet precautions/COVID-19.
Quantities of non-woven covers are limited at this time.
If you have a product availability inquiry submit your question at www.stethobarrier.com/pages/
We are here to help and support our front line providers as you care for patients during this time.
Links to resources on the COVID-19 outbreak and PPE management from credible sources are accessible below:
CDC Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
CDC Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
CDC Healthcare personnel guidelines for caring for patients with COVID-19
WHO site on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).