MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Manage Your PPE Supply Effectively during the Pandemic

Message from the President

Michael Patterson, RN, CASC

Michael Patterson, RN, CASC

Manage Your PPE Supply Effectively during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in myriad ways. The healthcare supply chain was not an exception and experienced major disruptions this past year. When the pandemic hit the US last spring, healthcare facilities had a hard time procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and disinfecting materials. In a paper released in July 2020, the National Safety Council (NSC) outlined several reasons for the plummeting PPE supply.

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