NOVO Acknowledged for Barrier Gown Pivot
When COVID-19 struck, starting in March, it set off a scramble among hospitals nationwide that soon exhausted their supplies of disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) – mainly imported from the Far East. NOVO Health Services LLC, a regional laundry group based in Atlanta, responded by converting PPE intended for surgery centers for use as nonsterile reusable barrier gowns by hospitals, according to a recent news report from Chattanooga-based WDEF-TV, a CBS affiliate.
McGuire says he hopes hospital officials learn from the COVID-19 pandemic that they need to diversify their mix of PPE to include significantly more reusable PPE. This will help them insulate them PPE shortages from pandemics in the future. Click here for details.