Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals worldwide have reported inadequate supplies of crucial equipment such as ventilators, haemodialysis machines, personal protective equipment, and decontamination equipment. Having functional crucial equipment is essential for hospitals to meet patient care needs, especially now, when there is a demand for nearly every ventilator to be called into near constant service in COVID-19 hotspots worldwide.
With high-use demands brought on by COVID-19, even for newer equipment, repair and maintenance issues arise from high use related to patient volume, acuity, and turnover. COVID-19 has forced hospitals to use ventilators that have been in storage for many years,

including some that were previously decommissioned. . .
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