Update: Personal Protection Equipment at Michigan Medicine

April 2, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Please be advised that Michigan Medicine currently has enough Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and no employees have been denied proper PPE.  

There is a world-wide shortage of PPE, and with an expected continued surge of patients, PPE conservation is essential. The organization is following the CDC’s recommendations on how to use PPE in these circumstances.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video regarding PPE conservation.  

PPE training, including drop-in, continuous PPE demos, is occurring 24 hours a day from now through April 3, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 4 through April 7. All training is conducted in the Towsley Center Lobby.

Important note: Michigan Medicine currently has enough PPE and does not support staff bringing in PPE/respiratory protection from home. There may be issues with functionality and fit. If there are issues with the needs and quantities of PPE available on your unit, this needs to be brought through the department’s normal chain of command to address.