By GSN Staff

The FDA issued a letter for health care workers (HCWs) that discussed conservation strategies for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The strategies cover PPE, such as surgical masks, surgical and isolation gowns, and surgical suits, but not N95 respirators. 

For surgical masks and gowns, the FDA recommended that HCWs follow these strategies based on the supply needs of their health care organization. Gowns that have ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 1 and 2