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WHO, Partners Call for Urgent Investment in Nurses

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce.

OR Today Celebrates Nurses on World Health Day

Today (April 7) is designated at World Health Day by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are...

Lack Of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). AACN...

3M to Import 166.5 Million Additional Respirators into the U.S. over Next Three Months

3M and the Trump Administration are announcing a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next three months to support healthcare workers in the United States. 3M and the Administration worked together to ensure that this plan does not create further...

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Ventilators

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action to make more ventilators available to health care personnel in the United States. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for ventilators, anesthesia gas machines modified for use as ventilators, and positive pressure breathing devices modified for use as ventilators (collectively referred to as “ventilators”), ventilator tubing connectors, and ventilator accessories.

Yesterday’s emergency use authorization allows ventilators, anesthesia gas machines modified for use as ventilators, and positive pressure breathing devices modified for use as ventilators, ventilator tubing connectors, and ventilator accessories to be used in health care settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Manufacturers and other stakeholders may submit a request to the FDA under the process outlined in the EUA to have their device(s) added to the EUA.

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