Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an open letter to the healthcare community asking they implement measures to maximize the number of ventilators available during the coronavirus pandemic. The measures include adhering to social distancing practices, optimizing the use of mechanical ventilators, ensuring data-driven requests and usage of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) of ventilators and equipment, and increasing the capacity of the SNS. Read more here.