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How to Make a Cloth Face Mask
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2020
Face Mask Production Instructions
Piedmont’s Infection Disease Clinical Governance Committee (CGC) has approved the use of cloth masks made by members of the community. While Piedmont’s supplies have been stable, these community donated masks could be a vital aspect to helping Piedmont extend its supply of critical PPE supplies.
We are extremely appreciative of the outpouring of support from all over Georgia in wanting to help our heroic healthcare professionals and contribute to keeping them and our patients safe.
Cloth Mask Donations for patients
Piedmont will accept donated cloth masks to use with patients who enter our emergency departments with respiratory symptoms when they are placed in the COVID -19 rule out group. The goal of the patient mask is to control secretions from the patient, which a cloth mask would accomplish. The patient would keep the cloth mask until leaving the emergency room or is discharged from our facilities. Having these donated masks available would help Piedmont save surgical/procedural masks to use on providers and clinicians instead.
Linked here is one pattern that is suitable for patient masks. In addition, the specifications for patient cloth masks are fairly broad, so patterns that have been shared on the internet are also appropriate.
Masks for provider/clinician future use
While there are masks that can be manufactured with a specific type of material that would allow them to be appropriate for clinical use, this process is being handled directly with the groups equipped to produce them.
When Masks are Ready to be Donated
When you have items to donate, contact PitchingIn@piedmont.org and we’ll let you know the closest drop off location based on where you are.