A heartfelt thank you to the many business and manufacturers who are stepping up during this crisis to help keep health care professionals safe and protected as they deliver care on the front lines.
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. Additional information is included below to help guide your efforts, including a video that explains how Providence began to work with Kaas Tailored to design and produce surgical masks and face shields.
Below, we provide a number 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.
Providence/Kaas Tailored Design Specifications
Medtronic PB560 Ventilator System
- Medtronic PB560 Ventilator System Design Specifications
- FDA Guidance to Expand Availability of Ventilators to Address COVID-19
Already manufacturing PPE?
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 using the form below and we will provide you with more information.
Providence’s Amy Compton-Phillips and Jeffrey Kaas of Kaas Tailored discuss how they began their partnership and share lessons for other manufacturers
Want to help but don’t know how?
If you are a manufacturer able to help, and not already connected with your local hospital or health system, please contact us using the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Please provide an in-depth explanation of your needs and capabilities.
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