Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals worldwide have reported inadequate supplies of crucial equipment 1 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,2 including some that were previously decommissioned. . .
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