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Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the multiple partners: healthcare systems, academic institutions, professional medical societies, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to develop crisis standards of care strategies for ventilator support when resources are limited.


Open Letter from the Assistant Secretary for Health and the U.S. Surgeon General on Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release on Optimizing the Use of Ventilators during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Additional Resources

Strategic National Stockpile Ventilator Resources and Training

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Rapid Expert Consultation on Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 28, 2020)

Additional Statements on Optimizing the Use of Ventilators during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on April 29, 2020