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Standards for making PPE and other Medical Devices during COVID-19

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Freely Available Standards - COVID-19

The following organizations have made their standards freely available temporarily, in response to the global COVID-19 situation. These standards are made available to facilitate the rapid and crucial manufacturing and testing of some highly needed medical equipment. Access to standards requires registration in some cases. This list has been adopted with a few modifications from the Purdue University Libraries LibGuide

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
AAMI has released some of its standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators, and sterilization procedures for free temporarily.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI has expanded its portal for international standards to help speed COVID-19 response efforts to include the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for medical electrical equipment. The ANSI portal, Freely Available ISO and IEC Standards to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis, now includes 36 international standards covering medical equipment and devices – including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.

ASTM International

The UVic Libraries subscribes to ASTM Compass and it includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and respirators.

CSA Standards

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform CSA Communities.

European Union (EU) standards
In collaboration with all their members, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The UVic Libraries subscribes to these standards and the IEEE Xplore database includes standards related to medical device communication, medical modelling and more.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Includes standards documents covering medical equipment and devices—ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.

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