National stockpiling standards are needed to address product shortages, Premier says

Almost 90% of healthcare providers are contributing to stockpiles of essential health-related supplies and medication intended to very last as long as 90 days, in accordance to a latest survey conducted by healthcare improvement business Leading. 

As new COVID-19 hotspots arise, on the other hand, the survey demonstrates regional attempts to construct stockpiles must be supported with a national strategy to keep away from redirecting supplies absent from entrance-line caregivers, and exacerbating ongoing product shortages.

Both the overall health program or the point out is directing the vast majority of stockpiling attempts, the survey found, though product backorders are inhibiting requests to replenish stockpiles and offer well timed care. 

The items that providers cited as seriously backordered incorporate N95 masks and bouffant caps (both equally cited by 53% of respondents) isolation robes and shoe handles (49%) tests swabs and test kits (40%) surgical robes (35%) exam gloves (32%) surgical masks

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