Personal Protective Equipment

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NIOSH PPE Tracker App

馃敆https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ppe/ppeapp.html

Helps healthcare facilities estimate how much personal protective equipment (PPE) they will use and track inventory. From occupational health division of US CDC.



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Please see the Masks page:

馃敆https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks

Donate and/or Request Supplies

Get Us PPE

馃敆https://getusppe.org/

Site aiming to get PPE to healthcare providers. Users can request PPE, donate money or PPE, or register as a maker


MedSupplyDriveUK 

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆 www.medsupplydrive.org.uk -- UK

Volunteer organization aiming to redirect unused PPE to frontline medical staff


Frontline Map 

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆http://frontline.live/

Frontline.Live gives people on the front lines of COVID-19 a quick and easy way to communicate what personal protective equipment (PPE) they need, when and where they need it


Royal College of Physicians 

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/news/cpr-personal-protective-equipment-and-covid-19

Royal College of Physicians - contains a form where healthcare workers can report shortages of PPE to the NHS and the government


Batch.Shield 

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆https://batchworks.typeform.com/to/bKRZGL

Request form for face shields made to protect COVID-19 front line workers in the UK. The face shields follow WHO guidelines

Donation Requests

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://www.brighamandwomens.org/deptforms/covid-19-donations

Site for donating money, equipment, and supplies to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston


Donation Request for KVH, Ellensburg, WA

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://www.kvhealthcare.org/foundation/donate/

Web page for donating to a small hospital


Lists/Clearinghouses of Projects for PPE Donation and Requests

Spreadsheet of Donation Projeccts

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://tinyurl.com/ppeclearinghouse

Spreadsheet collecting several PPE Donation projects

 

PPE Coalition

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://www.ppecoalition.com/

Umbrella project keeping track of and connecting the various initiatives trying to improve the supply of PPE


Donate Your PPE 

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://www.donateppe.org/

Volunteer organization connecting healthcare providers with donors in their local communities. Organized by US region


Spreadsheet of Hospitals  

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://docs.google.com/document/d/12a5YO0Z9RpHZk9Zkzl4NOj9CbjzhFfoKjPLFFC-21LU/preview

List of hospitals in the USA accepting homemade PPE

 

communitySOS

馃嚭馃嚫 eu ca馃敆http://CommunitySOS.org 

Volunteer-run website helping 'Helpers' easily locate those seeking supplies

 

Project N95

馃嚭馃嚫馃敆https://www.projectn95.org

Project N95 aims to match up hospitals in need of equipment with suppliers who can provide it. It contains a form to request equipment

 

PPE Exchange

馃審馃敆https://covid19masks.info/webapps/

COVID-19 Masks connects hospitals in need of PPE to volunteers. Volunteers can commit to provide masks to hospitals that have expressed a need. Worldwide

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How to Organize a Community PPE Drive

How to Organize a Community PPE Drive

馃敆https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qt3_iCif7UPCOn5PAkWyjmVqOlX0l7Sy3KbGkQv5Mxc/edit#heading=h.e6ab8ylfbj62

Comprehensive guide on how to collect and distribute PPE

Using personal protective equipment (PPE)

Dropbox Link to Guidelines

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w6z0ekcwi9v10p0/AAD3ez3h52scAlBWZZ91uVSra?dl=0

These guidelines are from the UK National Health Service and focus on PPE use for various healthcare and frontline workers -- the guidelines were issued on April 2nd, 2020


COVID-19: Removal and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

馃摵 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUo5O1JmLH0&feature=youtu.be

This video shows how to safely doff (or remove) the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for healthcare providers assessing possible cases of COVID-19.


Brighton Anaesthesia FFP3 Donning & Doffing

馃摵https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=tGVra7LB2es&feature=emb_logo

Text and video documenting Brighton Anesthesia FFP3 Donning & Doffing


Efficacy of PPE

For specific information about masks see also the handbook page focusing on masks:

馃敆 https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks


What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

馃敆https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/

Discusses a study which household materials protect best against bacterial and viral particles. Though some materials protect much better than others, even the least effective materials captured 50% or more virus particles.


Facebook post

馃敆https://www.facebook.com/jim.duehr/posts/10218980271354960

In-depth post by a PhD in virology on Coronavirus transmission. Contains references/links


Unmasked: Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19

馃敆http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/02/unmasked-experts-explain-necessary-respiratory-protection-covid-19

News article from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Headings:

路        differences between masks and respirators

路        how the virus travels in the air

路        protection may depend on resources

路        keeping health workers from becoming patients


Facebook post

鈿狅笍馃敆https://www.facebook.com/MrHenryBemis/posts/10159579527538858

In-depth post discussing:

路        simple improvised mask procedure

路        increasing the effectiveness and steriity of improvised cloth masks

路        salt and surfactant mediated viral deactivation

路        n95 electrostatic charge preservation

路        disinfectant and decontamination procedures

NOTE: Unsure of the qualifications of the person who wrote the post


PPE Re-use and Sterilisation

For specific information about masks see also the handbook page focusing on masks:

馃敆https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks


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Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFR)

馃敆https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFR): The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issues guidelines for sterilizing FFRs in the case of shortages of equipment


SARS-CoV-2 Heat Inactivation Information

馃敆https://github.com/linuxtim/SARS-CoV-2-Heat-Inactivation/wiki

This document contains guidance on relevant research for emergency re-use of PPE (masks etc.) following heat inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 pathogen)


COVID-19 Evidence Service | Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages [v1.1]

馃敆https://stanfordmedicine.app.box.com/v/covid19-PPE-1-1

Info sheet by Stanford Medicine Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab. Discusses protocol for when to wear N95s, the best replacements for N95s if they run out, whether N95s remain effective with reuse, whether N95s can be sterilized for reuse.


N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse

馃敆https://www.nebraskamed.com/sites/default/files/documents/covid-19/n-95-decon-process.pdf

Nebraska Medicine sterilization process for N95s: N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse


COVID-19 Evidence Service | Can face masks be safely disinfected and reused

馃敆https://aim.stanford.edu/covid-19-evidence-service/

Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media lab factsheet on 'can masks be safely disinfected and reused?' Info sheet by Stanford Medicine Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab. Discusses protocol for when to wear N95s, the best replacements for N95s if they run out, whether N95s remain effective with reuse,whether N95s can be sterilized for reuse

Makeshift PPE Designs

For specific information about masks see also the handbook page focusing on masks:

馃敆https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks


Collections of Patterns

Precious Plastic Forum: Open Source Projects - Coronavirus

馃敆https://forum.precious-plastic.org/t/projects-open-source/71

Precious Plastic Forum - collection of data and projects for all sorts of protective gear.


3D printing in support of COVID-19 containment efforts

馃敆https://enable.hp.com/us-en-3dprint-covid-19-containment-applications

3D printing designs for face shields, Stopgap Face mask, wrist cover, hands free door opener, personal door opener, mask adjuster, CIIRC RP95-3D, Field respirator

Gowns

Links to Patterns

馃敆 https://www.kvhealthcare.org/coronavirus/covid-help/

or as PDF https://media.rainpos.com/220/quick_hospital_gown_1.pdf

Scroll down for a selection of sewing patterns (Use 100% Cotton, as it is resilient to boil washing, so gowns can be reused)


Face Visors: 3D Printing

Face Shield Pattern

鈿狅笍馃敆 3D Printed

Easy to produce, if properly utilized could be useful to protect eyes and face of low-risk operators. DOES NOT PROTECT against inhalation of chemical and biological agents


Prusa Face Shield

馃敆 Prusa Printers 3D Printed Face Shield

They are talking with the Czech government about using this design there and have been through two verifications with the Czech Ministry of Health


Protective Visor by 3DVerkstan

鈿狅笍馃敆 Protective visor optimized for fast FDM printing

Optimized for a simple print and for using Overhead Projector film in A4 format, holes easily made by a regular hole puncher. DOES NOT PROTECT against inhalation


PPE straps from Ortho / Resistance Band - cleanable, comfy, available

馃摵 馃敆 Straps for visors and masks, cleanable, comfy, readily available

Visor and mask straps from Orthopaedic Resistance Band, which is cleanable, comfortable and readily available in all hospitals


Hannan Snap Visor

馃敆https://github.com/digitalinteraction/openmovement/blob/master/Mechanical/Hannan%20Snap%20Visor%20-%20COVID19/README.md

This design for a face shield conforms with relevant essential health and safety regulations under the PPE Regulations and with requirements of BS EN 166:2002 (Personal eye protection)


Face Visors: Other Methods


Response to Covid-19 by the Maker and Industrial Community of Porto

馃敆 https://www.vivalabporto.com/covid-19

Patterns for face plate shields, masks, and protective goggles in Portuguese and English


#MakerVsVirus

馃嚛馃嚜馃敆https://www.makervsvirus.org/

Makervsvirus.org network of makers delivering 3D-printed and injection molded face shields in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 


plasticpreneur

馃敆 https://plasticpreneur.com/

Plasticpreneur (doing circular GmbH, Austria) is a social business that offers 鈥楩ace Shields鈥 and 鈥楩ace Shields Production Kits鈥 for local production anywhere in the world


Coronavirus / Flu Reusable Emergency Respiratory Mask

馃敆Coronavirus / Flu Reusable Emergency Respiratory Mask by dbeck (thingiverse.com)

馃摲 Very Simple Face Visor 

RFace shield using Overhead Projector film with 4 holes (drilled, melted or punched) through which to thread the arms of glasses. Helps condition the wearer against touching their face with their hands


Makers Unite: Digitally Fabricate Face Shields

馃敆https://www.betterblock.org/covid19?fbclid=IwAR3LNrojIO2DzsRcVlZCRpLISb2nLlU3TUfrmKJW6nMT5fbIBAFQ2WE3XEg

Face Shield mask for CNC Router that creates 200 masks in the time it takes to 3D print one (approx. 3.5 hrs). All files, instructions, materials included


Droplet Barriers

Modified Aerosol Box for Intubation

馃敆 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yHvTP02ImrphRiXdar9zFRalhZnYN0_B

Design files for an improvement on the Taiwanese Aerosol Box for adult and pediatric intubation


Droplet Barrier Desk

馃敆 https://ghcscw.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/GHC_SCW_Desktop_Droplet_Barrier.pdfhttps://:0/

Design for a droplet barrier desk. An open source project


Improvised COVID-19 Droplet Barrier for Healthcare Providers

馃敆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLW_w-t2cc&feature=emb_logo

Plexiglas droplet barrier to protect healthcare workers.

Project to study and design very simple to make/improvise machinery which could be used to deactivate Coronavirus on used PPE (e.g. in critical healthcare settings to work around equipment shortages)


Groups for Open Source Supply Discussions

Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club

馃嚨馃嚟馃敆https://www.facebook.com/groups/551597602131282/

A group of volunteers from the fashion industry producing open-source patterns and PPE to distribute to hospitals in the Philippines


Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies

馃敆https://www.facebook.com/groups/opensourcecovid19medicalsupplies

Facebook group discussing open source COVID-19 medical supplies


Covid-19 Mask Makers Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex...

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆https://www.facebook.com/groups/2655603758017569/

COVID-19 Mask Makers Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex

A small group of folk with printers printing, collecting and distributing the Euro version of the #3DVFaceShield


The UK's PPE maker network

馃嚞馃嚙馃敆https://www.ppemaker.net

Site connects local PPE makers to those in need of PPE


#MakerVsVirus

DE馃敆https://www.makervsvirus.org/en/

EU / Germany initiative to connect requests with supply