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Partly in response to requests from the community of STEM librarians and practitioners working to address the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to the health care community and other essential workers, a variety of organizations have made relevant professional standards freely available to the community of researchers and practitioners to ensure equipment produced is effective and compliant.
This list will be updated as needed.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators, and sterilization procedures.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The ANSI portal, Freely Available ISO and IEC Standards to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis, includes (as of 4/14/20) 36 international standards covering medical equipment and devices – including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.
ANSI news page
All ANSI COVID-19 related announcements can be found on this page.
Includes standards related to masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and respirators.
European Union (EU) standards
In collaboration with all their members, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Includes standards related to medical device communication, medical modelling and more.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Includes standards documents covering medical equipment and devices—ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.
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