COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Crisis Plan


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Recipe updated April 14, 2020


Execute the CDC-based Coronavirus COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Crisis Plan for FREE with this Pie "recipe" (best practice). This is a tactical and strategic PPE actionable process for hospitals and clinics.

  1. Use this recipe If your facility is in urgent need for solving the PPE crisis.
  2. If your facility is doing fine, then still use this for documenting your solid best practices for the future repeatable use.

The personal protective equipment (PPE) checklists in this recipe are from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This made for our current COVID-19 crisis of not having enough proper equipment, such as N95 respirators, facemasks, eye protection, gowns, and gloves.

The challenge with the CDC web pages is that they are not designed as real-time actionable tools for people accountability assignments and tracking progress. Therefore, we have turned the CDC content (copy and paste) into a free tool with a simple and robust checklist with detailed how-to CDC knowledge all at your fingertips. It's ready to use as is or can be easily customized. Execute with your team and monitor progress in real time.

Here's what's included as action steps ready to be executed:

  • CDC on obtaining N95 respirators, gloves, and gowns
  • CDC N95 CRISIS capacity strategies
  • CDC facemask CRISIS capacity strategies
  • CDC eye protection CRISIS capacity strategies
  • CDC gown CRISIS capacity strategies
  • CDC on using N95 respirators, facemasks, eye protection, gloves, and gowns
  • HCP hand hygiene
  • CDC current state statements
  • Plus more...

We believe this is critical for the wellbeing of your health care personnel, patients, and the public. Hopefully we will win the fight against COVID-19 soon. Once you are done using Pie for this pandemic, improve the process from lessons learned and keep it ready for future epidemics and pandemics.

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Author: Structured by Paul Dandurand, Content from CDC

Company: PieMatrix for the tool, CDC for the content

Content in this recipe was copied from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

At PieMatrix, our mission is to help organizations improve process and project end results. Part of this mission is to help humanity and our planet with better processes. We are devoting time to make content available that helps jump start important processes, such as this healthcare facilities PPE crisis plan for the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

We truly hope your health care personnel, patients, and all of us on this planet will forever kill the COVID-19 virus and be better prepared for future epidemics and pandemics. Be well, stay safe, and prepare.


Use it for your hospital or healthcare clinic:

  • You have the right to import it and use it as is, or modify it in any way for your facility needs.
  • You can share it with other people anywhere in the world.

You are welcome to make your own recipe version of this content for COVID-19 and post on the Pie Recipe Store; however, you agree not to charge a price if you do. We believe that preparation plans for outbreaks like the Coronavirus should be made available to the public for free.

At Pie, we want to promote the progress of useful knowledge for driving better process and project results. As humans, we know that all our works emerge and come from building on the works of other humans.


We plan to keep an eye on the CDC resources and with web content tracking tools as best as we can update this recipe as we identify changes.

However, it's your responsibility to stay up to date from the CDC, state, and local health offices and customize the content as needed. If we find changes and update this recipe, we will send out emails to everyone who imported a previous version to let them know of the changes and ability to import the new version. We will use date tags on tasks to show which part of the content was changed.


CDC - Coronavirus COVID-19 Home Page

CDC - Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

Pie COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities Preparation Plan Tool

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