Calculator Helps Manufacturers Determine PPE Burn Rate

April 17, 2020

3 Min Read
Calculator Helps Manufacturers Determine PPE Burn Rate
A new calculator released by the CDC helps medical facilities and non-medical facilities, like factories, to determine how fast they are using their PPE. Image courtesy of Pixabay

A new resource released this month by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps hospitals and non-healthcare facilities, including manufacturing plants, to determine how fast they are running through their supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator is a spreadsheet-based model to help facilities figure out their average PPE consumption rate based on the number of boxes they have in stock. 

“This information can be used to estimate how long the remaining supply of PPE will last, based on the average consumption rate,” the CDC said on a web page announcing the availability of the calculator. “Using the calculator can help facilities make order projections for future needs.”

To learn more about the calculator, click here.

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