COVID-19 Technical Resources & Industry News

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"Hospital BMETs: Just Let Us Repair Life-Saving Devices"  Update from 24X7 Magazine.  Also see Viewpoint article below. (posted 5/26/2020) READ ARTICLE

"Spike in Product Recalls Expected in COVID-19 Aftermath"(24X7 Magazine article)(posted 5/26/2020)   READ ARTICLE

"Viewpoint: Fighting for the Right to Repair", opinion piece, 24X7 Magazine, (posted 5/12/2020). READ ARTICLE

(Important Note:  The WSBA, as a non-profit & non-political organization, presents information about the Right to Repair but is not officially endorsing any political activity regarding this issue.  Individuals are welcome to weigh in on this matter using the letter provided at this link.  Click here.  

"Repairing Ventilators that can save Coronavirus patients shouldn't be a business Decision", Opinion piece, Market Watch (posted 5/7/2020)  READ ARTICLE

"The U.K. bought 250 ventilators from China. Doctors warn they could kill".  NBC News (posted 5/5).  READ ARTICLE

COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Healthcare Facilities to Cyber-criminals.  24X7 article.  READ ARTICLE

An Inside Look At Sterile Processing During a Pandemic.  24X7 articleREAD ARTICLE

Additional Ventilators May Pose a Risk to Hospital Gas SystemsThe article also contains a downloadable medical gas calculator.  Read Article 

Ventilator Manufacturers Form Ventilator Training Alliance, Create Educational App Ventilator manufacturers Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, and Philips have partnered with Allego to create a mobile app that frontline medical providers can use to access a centralized repository of ventilator training resourcesRead More

24X7 News Article-"New York Repair Techs Want Access to Ventilator Manuals, Schematics".  Read More

Ventilator Maintenance Procedure:  Puritan-Bennett model PB840.  Click here to access 21 minute video. 

Accruent Launches Free Ventilator Predictive Maintenance Data: Free software ware to help HTM professionals manage maintenance on ventilator machines.  Article in 24X7 Magazine.  Read More

Canon Medical COVID-19 Resources Link: This link takes you to a Canon Medical Systems website where they have information related to servicing their products.  It includes cleaning and disinfection guides, service resources, parts info, and links to industry news.  Link


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