Rational use of personal protective equipment for COVID-19 and considerations during severe shortages
Ongoing worldwide efforts to increase the scale of manufacturing and distribution mechanisms in the global supply chain for PPE have improved since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency (1). However, global PPE shortages impacting health worker safety and the sustainability of essential health services remain (2-5).
INRS (French National Research and Security Institute) warns against some devices said as « anti‐Covid‐19 »
Facing current pandemia, some manufacturers are currently actively promoting some new devices or processes said as « anti‐Covid‐19 ». INRS (French National Research and Security Institute) warns companies and employes against some of these innovations that not only do not reduce the virus transmission risk but can creates new ones.
Interpreting a covid-19 test result
Environmental surfaces are more likely to be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus in health-care settings where certain medical procedures are performed. Therefore, these surfaces, especially where patients with COVID-19 are being cared for, must be properly cleaned and disinfected to prevent further transmission. Similarly, this advice applies to alternative settings for isolation of persons with COVID-19 experiencing uncomplicated and mild illness, including households and non-traditional facilities.