Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) utilization has significantly increased due to the pandemic, and it is not realistic to expect production of PPE supplies to increase to meet the increased demand nationwide. To address these shortages, the MAT outlines strategies the State, individual healthcare facilities and providers, businesses, and individuals can consider that can be described as:
PPE Conservation Strategies – including extended use, reprocessing and reuse (addressed in prior PPE Subgroup recommendations); and,
PPE Supply Maximization Strategies – including both state-level and individual organization-level.

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