New CDC Guidance Regarding Gowns - Eye Protection - Facemasks
Provides a definition for surge capacity and the three general strata used to describe it: conventional, contingency and crisis capacity.
Discusses crisis capacity strategies for facemasks: the use of facemasks beyond shelf life, implementation of limited re-use of facemasks and alternative options to facemasks.
Discusses contingency capacity strategies: shift eye protection supplies from disposable to re-usable devices, implement extended use of eye protection.
Discusses Crisis Capacity strategies: Use of eye protection beyond shelf life, recommended type of eye protection, and selected options for reprocessing eye protection.
Conventional Capacity Strategies: Use isolation gown alternatives that offer equivalent or higher protection.
Contingency Capacity Strategies: recommended types of gowns, use of gowns beyond shift life.