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COVID-19 PPE Resources

  • 3M Counterfeit Surgical Respirator Model Notification
    There have been increasing reports of fraud related to three 3M surgical respirator models. 3M had put out a notification to help evaluate respirators by considering some common signs of counterfeit.
  • AHRQ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool (Posted 6/11/21(
    The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool helps facilities efficiently collect, record, analyze, review, and act on observational audit data to improve compliance with the steps in donning and removing PPE.
  • AHRQ COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool and User Guide (Posted 7/15/21)
    The Personal Protective Equipment COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool and User Guide help nursing homes identify performance patterns and target improvement more readily with an analytic tool to compile personal protective equipment (PPE) audit data.
  • AHRQ USER GUIDE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool (Posted 6/11/21)
    This user guide provides step-by-step instructions for nursing home staff to use the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool to efficiently collect, record, analyze, review, and act on observational audit data to improve compliance with the steps in donning and removing PPE.
  • Capacity Strategies N95 CDC Update v1 (Updated 12/20/20)
    Decisions to implement contingency and crisis strategies are based upon these assumptions
  • CDC Guidance for FFR Respirators v1 (Released 1/25/21)
    Limited FFR reuse refers to the practice of using the same N95 FFR or other filtering facepiece respirator for multiple encounters with patients but removing it (doffing) after each encounter. Decontamination is a process to reduce the number of pathogens on used FFRs before reusing them. It is used to limit the risk of self-contamination. Decontamination and subsequent reuse of FFRs should only be practiced where FFR shortages exist.
  • CDC Guidance on Mask Types - Posted 2/23/21
    There are many types of masks you can use to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19. When choosing a mask, choose one that fits snugly. Learn more about how to choose a mask that fits well and offers the best protection.
  • CDC Surgical Masks & N95 Respirator - Understand the Difference
    Infographic outlining the differences between the two
  • CDC Updates: Strategies for Optimizing Supply of N95 Respirators – September 16, 2021
    Updates for For Contingency Capacity Strategies, and Crisis Capacity Strategies
  • Community Use of Cloth Masks Information v1 (Released 1/8/21)
    The CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved, multi-layer, cloth masks to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Competency Checklist Donning PPE (Released 6/1/20)
    Steps to take when putting on PPE
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #1 v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #1
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #1 - Spanish v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #1 (Spanish version)
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #2 v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #2
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #2 - Spanish v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #2 (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 PPE for Healthcare Personnel v2 (Updated 6/15/2020)
    This is a visual graphic from the CDC showing preferred PPE and acceptable alternative PPE that can be posted in your facility.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Disposable Respirator - Put on and Take Off (Released 4/14/2021)
    A CDC infographic demonstrating how to properly put on and take off a disposable respirator, with pictures.
  • Donning/Removing PPE Infographic v1 (Released 4/2/20)
    Proper precautions to use when donning or removing PPE
  • Donning/Removing PPE Infographic - Spanish v1 (Released 4/6/20)
    Proper precautions to use when donning or removing PPE (Spanish version)
  • Extended Use N95 Algorithm v1 (Released 1/20/21)
    Flowchart to Determine if an N95 FFR Crisis Capacity Strategy is Needed
  • Facemask Toolkit v1 (Released 7/30/20)
    Facemask Policy and other information