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CDC: Focus on protecting staff and supplies when new infectious diseases emerge

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April 5, 2020

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

In times of an emerging disease like the 2019 novel coronavirus that originated in China —and the related public concern—hospitals and other healthcare organizations (HCO) should keep a close watch on their personal protective equipment (PPE).

Also be prepared to make physical changes to the facility to protect intake workers and funnel potentially contagious patients away from others. 

As the virus, dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, started to receive global media coverage, hospitals began noting that their N95 respirators and other surgical masks seemed to be disappearing.

In times of an emerging disease like the 2019 novel coronavirus that originated in China —and the related public concern—hospitals and other healthcare organizations (HCO) should keep a close watch on their personal protective equipment (PPE).



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