Trump Administration to Release 1.5 Million N95 Respirators

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Beginning August 28, 2020, the Defense Logistics Agency will direct shipment of N95 respirators to select nursing homes that recently reported having enough supplies for only zero to three days of operations. These respirators are meant to supplement existing supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and will provide a seven-day supply for each nursing home to support an entire shift …

FEMA Procures N95 Decontamination Devices

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procured sixty decontamination devices from Battelle Labs, an Ohio based company, for various states across the nation. Michigan received a Battelle device on April 24 which includes four decontamination units housed at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. The decontamination system is approved to process N95 respirators only. Battelle’s device can decontaminate thousands of …

Respirator Models No Longer Authorized by FDA!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

The following is a list of respirator models previously on the list of authorized respirators but no longer meet the EUA eligibility criteria and are no longer authorized. Date No Longer Authorized Manufacturer Respirator Model No Longer Authorized 6/6/2020 Fujian Kang Chen Daily Necessities C, Ltd. K0450, 57793 5/7/2020 AAB (China) Co., Ltd KN95 5/7/2020 Anshun Health and Medical Technology …

N95 Respirators

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Compliance, Health

HealthCap risk managers have received many questions regarding using N95 respirators versus medical facemasks while caring for residents infected with COVID-19. Per OSHA, N95 respirators are the standard for caring for residents with airborne illness, COVID-19 is spread by droplets, it is NOT airborne, so airborne precautions are not required. However, as with everything we do in healthcare, there is …