3M is responding to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic in many ways. This blog provides a summary of the latest news and resources for health care professionals as they become available. Additional resources can be found here.
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Updated: May 6, 2020
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The next two sessions of the multi-part respiratory protection webinar series have been announced. Registration is free, and on-demand recordings will be made available within one week of the live event.
May 14: A closer look at the 3M respiratory protection products currently being imported into the U.S. from Asia and distributed by FEMA. Hear an overview of the 3M respirator models being imported and how to help ensure proper usage for each. Register for 9 a.m. CDT or 1 p.m. CDT.
May 20: A deeper dive into respirator implementation consideration topics such as OSHA fit testing requirements and procedures, equipment troubleshooting, and best practices. Register for 9 a.m. CDT or 1 p.m. CDT.
Updated: April 28, 2020
3M respirators with international packaging arrive in the U.S.
The first shipment of respirators from 3M plants in Asia began arriving in the United States this week. These respirators are part of the agreement 3M reached with the U.S. government on a plan that, with the Trump Administration’s assistance, will enable FEMA to import 166.5 million respirators into the U.S. over a three-month period.
A resource page is available for facilities that receive products with international packaging. The page includes product information in English, resources on the different types of respirators being made available and provides answers to commonly asked question about these respirators.
Webinar: Helping to reduce risks in the fight against COVID-19
Join our respiratory specialist for the next webinar in our respiratory protection series on Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. CDT. We’ll take a deeper dive into topics such as the science behind skin protection, the changing regulatory landscape for respirator use in healthcare during the pandemic, and an update on decontamination methods.
Updated: April 20, 2020
Helping you face the challenge
Extended use of personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly devices like respirators and face shields, can impact skin and cause various levels of skin breakdown. Explore some simple ways you can minimize that breakdown.
Download: Helping You Face the Challenge
Download: 3M™ Cavilon™ Product Use for PPE Skin Protection
Education opportunity: Protecting health care workers with PPE
We know you have questions related to PPE, and we are here to provide guidance on the different types of PPE and its proper use. Register for a live webinar on PPE protection on April 22 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.
Additional resources for health care providers
In addition to PPE resources, education and frequently asked questions, browse resources for reducing the risk of cross-contamination, enabling care outside the hospital and helping reduce the risk of secondary complications and minimize inefficiencies.