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The need for personal protective equipment in the communities surrounding both USC campuses has grown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, University Relations has partnered with USC Auxiliary Services and 53 community organizations to distribute more than 7,500 supply kits to residents of these neighborhoods. The goal of the drive is to get much-needed protective
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Last spring, Manhattan’s meatpacking district was hopping with stylish hotels, rooftop cocktail lounges, luxury boutiques, overpriced brunch spots and nightclubs with velvet ropes. This spring, a refurbished loft with white-painted brick walls and a chef’s kitchen was supposed to be part of the scene. It would serve as a high-end showroom and co-working space by
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While face shields are new to many of us, healthcare professionals know them quite well. In medical settings, they’re worn when the chances of bodily fluids or hazardous substances getting into the eyes, nose and mouth are pretty high. But in recent months, you’ve probably seen other essential workers and even loved ones wearing face
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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Granite School District communications director Ben Horsley overlooks PPE inventory being prepared to ship to schools for the start of classes next week from the Granite School District Warehouse on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Some Utah teachers say that all they’ve been given to disinfect their classrooms is
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Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic government intervention, officials from health care and manufacturing industries have predicted. Officials said logistical challenges continue seven months after the coronavirus reached the United States, as the flu season approaches and as some state emergency management agencies prepare for a fall
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The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is rolling out a new, centralized approach to purchasing COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies to make it easier for staff, faculty and students to get what they need.  CU Boulder has leveraged this new process to aid with the purchasing of products that will be used for the larger
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An overview of the various parameters to consider for producing surgical gowns beginning with raw materials, methods of sterilisation to building parameters and more.   Surgical gowns used by medical professionals are essential protective equipment for securing one’s health from various pathogens such as bacteria, viruses. If the pores of the garments are less than the
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – Public health officials continue to stress the importance of wearing face masks to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, some now say those face coverings alone might not be enough. We may need additional personal protective equipment in some settings. Masks are still the primary way of protection from spreading COVID-19,
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This article was originally published on June 24, 2020. It was updated on June 30, 2020, to reflect new information about this rapidly evolving situation. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy We’ve been doing the
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Responding is Chris Cota, senior product manager, Ergodyne, St. Paul, MN. An average of 2,000 U.S. workers suffer eye injuries daily, with 100 resulting in missed workdays. These injuries cost more than $300 million a year in lost time, medical expenses and workers’ compensation – as well as potentially lifelong consequences. Considering safety glasses are
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news, local-news, covid19, pandemic, bendigo, centralvic, hospital, gown, PPE, shortage Single use personal protective gowns could be a thing of the past with a reusable fabric gown that can be washed up to 50 times set to launch at Bendigo Health in August. Bendigo Health approached Mooroopna-based linen supplier Gouge Linen and Garment Service, looking
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Medical workers should be following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For everyday life, however, the average person doesn’t need to suit up like an emergency room doctor. To understand why different levels of protection suit different scenarios, it is helpful to understand how the virus is transmitted from one person to
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Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers move personal protective equipment from a warehouse, June 2, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard is responsible for supporting the Nebraska Department Administravtive Services by moving personal protective equipment across the state of Nebraska to all the local health departments. (Nebraska National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Heidi
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More than four months into the COVID-19 crisis, hospitals are continuing to struggle to find enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line healthcare workers.  Particularly in the wake of new spikes in cases reported in states across the country, the ongoing shortage of PPE has pushed facilities to rely on the once unheard-of practice of reusing equipment—officially known
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