We want to help. What can we do?
First, thank you for the desire to help. We strongly encourage that you begin by reaching out to your local hospital or health system to see what their most immediate needs are and how you can best be of service.
Below, we provide a sampling of design specifications that have been used by hospitals and health systems around the country. While we cannot attest to the efficacy of these design specifications, they can be used as a starting point as you develop PPE in coordination with local hospitals and health systems.
- FAQs on Importing, Donating Personal Protective Equipment
- FDA Compounding Guidance for Hand Sanitizer
- Medtronic PB560 Ventilator System Design Specifications
- FDA Guidance to Expand Availability of Ventilators to Address COVID-19
New York Presbyterian
Windy City Plastics
In addition to those listed above there are many additional resources available for those interested in helping to create much needed PPE.
Signing Up to HealthEquip for Either Donating PPE or Selling
AHA is calling on manufacturers, the business community and individuals across the country to help assist in getting needed PPE to our nation’s health care heroes. HealthEquip app will help coordinate and accelerate PPE efforts, matching individuals and organizations donating PPE with local hospitals and health systems based on needs-criteria. If you are a manufacturer interested in donating PPE to hospitals, please register here to share information about your supply and be connected with hospitals in need.
Project N95 is working with groups across the country to support production of PPE (personal protective equipment) and other critical medical supplies. In partnership with Point A, Georgia-Pacific, and others, Project N95 is bringing together manufacturers, funders, engineering firms, and distributors to collaborate and solve challenges related to producing and supplying medical equipment domestically.
Completing AHRMM’s Vetting Process
AHA, through The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is vetting non-traditional suppliers that are offering PPE supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This process is being done in collaboration with GHX and uses the same tools, expertise and processes leveraged by its Vendormate solution that has been a trusted source of information to credential new vendors for over 15 years. If you are a supplier offering PPE and other critical supplies during this time, please contact us and we will provide you with more information.
Please read and review the information provided on this website before reaching out due to the large volume of inquiries. If you still have questions please call 800-424-4301 or click on the link below to fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.Thank you!
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