Home Medical Supply Guidance for Families During COVID-19 Outbreak
Instructions for safely cleaning and re-using supplies for technology-dependent children.
Adequate medical supplies are essential for families caring for children who are medically fragile and technology-dependent at home.
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) wants to make sure our participant families can keep their supplies properly stocked through the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
We’ve compiled guidance and instructions to help families safely clean and re-use supplies in case there’s a future shortage. *Please note you should check with your child’s care team to make sure these guidelines are appropriate for your child.
The DSCC Guidance on Home Medical Supplies includes instructions for cleaning and re-using:
- Feeding supplies
- Suction supplies
- Tracheostomy supplies
- Ventilator equipment
- Nebulizer equipment
*Again, please check with your child’s care team to make sure these guidelines are appropriate for your child.
Our Care Coordinators are also available to discuss strategies and help you become prepared and well-equipped for your child’s care in the weeks and months ahead.
Please reach out to your local regional office or call us at (800) 322-3722.