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COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources
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July 31, 2020

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources

This Topic Collection focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on the supply chain.

Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID19 outbreak management.

If you have COVID-19 best or promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange COVID-19 Information Sharing Page (registration required) and place your resources under the relevant topic area. Resources specific to the supply chain can be placed under the COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources Topic.

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This tip sheet identifies 10 actions for hospitals to consider related to the blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. (2020). APSF/ASA Guidance on Repurposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators. (Added 4/7/2020.)
These resources jointly developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation guide the safe and effective use of anesthesia machines as intensive care unit (ICU) ventilators should supply be insufficient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include a guidance document on purposing anesthesia machines as ICU ventilators, a quick reference bedside tool on setup and monitoring instructions, guidance on use of volatile anesthetic for sedation of ICU patients, and a procedural checklist for supporting patients during the anesthesia machine power up test.
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This document provides an overview of the emergency planning and response considerations of healthcare supply chain owners, operators, and end users, as well as insights for healthcare coalitions (HCCs) working with healthcare supply chain partners on preparedness, response, and recovery. It aims to capture key changes during serious or catastrophic events, compared to normal supply chain operations, as well as planning and response contingencies.
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Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management. (2020). Companies Offering COVID-19 Supplies, Technology, and Services at No Cost. American Hospital Association.
This resource page lists companies offering COVID-19 supplies, technology, and services at no cost. The listing includes details on what each company offers and where to find additional information about how to access the available resources.
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Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management. (2020). Vetted Non-Traditional Suppliers Offering PPE and Other Supplies and Services. (Added 5/15/2020.) American Hospital Association.
This resource page provides information on vendors that do not typically serve the healthcare system that are interested in supporting the personal protective equipment and other supply needs of hospitals and healthcare providers. Interested suppliers submit a form and names, contact information, and available product types are displayed on the resource page after the vendors are vetted.
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COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force. (2020). COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package.
This document lists key COVID-19 guidance and resources for hospital administrators, hospital emergency planners, and infection control practitioners in the following topical areas: hospital surge, crisis standards of care, staffing surge and resilience, workforce protection, regulatory relief, equipment supply surge, and telemedicine. Each section contains links to Federal and non-Federal guidance to help hospitals prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.
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This fact sheet provides an overview of key practices and resources to help consumers understand approved and authorized use of respirators, to avoid purchasing fraudulent products, and to report fraud or potentially fraudulent distributors, resellers, or other suppliers.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2020). Using the Critical Care Decontamination System. (Added 5/4/2020.) U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
This fact sheet provides information on the Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS), which may be used to decontaminate N95 respirators for reuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact sheet also specifies site requirements, including a diagram showing the site layout.
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Food and Drug Administration. (2020). Ventilators and Ventilator Accessories EUAs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This page lists ventilators, ventilator tubing connectors, and ventilator accessories authorized for use during the COVID-19 pandemic under an emergency use authorization.
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This COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) diagnostic testing database tool allows users to determine by platform type, sample type, laboratory or test kit requirement, and name of test or company the wide array of diagnostic tests available in the marketplace. Links are included to each test's emergency use authorization for additional information. The database is updated as new tests are authorized.
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This document outlines a process states can use to gather hospital data needed to identify where ventilators are needed and deliver them directly to receiving hospitals. Access the accompanying Excel spreadsheet here: https://files.asprtracie.hhs.gov/documents/covid-state-ventilator-planning-template.xlsx.
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (2020). PPE Tracker App. (Added 5/29/2020.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This mobile application - based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's PPE Burn Rate Calculator - allows healthcare facilities to calculate their remaining supply of personal protective equipment based on current inventory levels and their burn rate.
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National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Food and Drug Administration, Veterans Healthcare Administration, and America Makes. (2020). COVID-19 Supply Chain Response.
This resource page provides information on 3D printing of medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Users may submit designs for review. Designs are tagged as Prototype, Community Use, Clinical Review, Submitted for FDA Review, FDA Emergency Use Authorization, and Warning. Each design may be downloaded and is accompanied by information on how to make the item, how it is intended to be used, notes from reviewers, and star ratings.
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Northwest Healthcare Response Network. (2020). COVID-19 Resource Request Questions.
This document is a list of questions healthcare coalition members should consider before placing resource requests.
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RAND Corporation. (2020). A Mechanism to Reduce Medical Supply Shortfalls During Pandemics. (Added 5/20/2020.)
This report proposes incentivizing regions with low numbers of cases during a pandemic not to hold or acquire unused medical supplies that are needed in regions with high case counts by guaranteeing they will be prioritized to receive supplies when they are needed to managing increasing numbers of cases. A centralized pool of dedicated resources would be available to draw upon as a backstop.
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Srdanovic, A. (2020). Centering on Coronavirus Medical Supply Shortages. (Added 6/29/2020) The New Center.
This issue brief highlights challenges to the COVID-19 supply chain, describes federal actions taken to improve availability of supplies, and suggests actions to secure the nation's supply chain in the future.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2020). Optimizing Ventilator Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This page provides links to information about how the federal government and its partners are working to address potential ventilator shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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America's Blood Centers. Coronavirus Resources.
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Association for Health Care Resources & Materials Management. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update. American Hospital Association.
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Health Industry Distributors Association. COVID-19 Resource Center.
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National Association of Chain Drug Stores. COVID-19 Member Resources.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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