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  • Alex Lipovtsev

New CDC Guidance Regarding Gowns - Eye Protection - Facemasks

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of 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.

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection:

  • 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.

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns:

  • 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.

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