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Coronavirus: updated Belgian directive for the reuse of surgical and FFP2/FFP3 face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic

The national directive published on 07.04.2020 concerning the reprocessing of surgical and FFP2/3 face masks has been updated. This directive aims to guide the validation of the various initiatives being put in place regarding the reuse of surgical masks and personal facial protection.

Coronavirus: guidelines for 3D printing of respiratory device accessories

In order to assist those offering alternative methods of producing medical devices, the FAMHP has developed guidelines which will help guarantee patient safety and the performance of the products used.

Coronavirus: new version of Belgian directive for management of clinical trials during coronavirus pandemic

A new version of the national directive is available to supplement the European guidelines (v3) for the management of clinical trials during the coronavirus pandemic.

Identity theft: attempts to order medical equipment in the FAMHP’s name

The FAMHP has been contacted by several companies from which the FAMHP has supposedly ordered medical or laboratory equipment. This is a case of identity theft, whereby FAMHP information is being misappropriated to steal equipment.

Coronavirus: delivery of medicinal products to ambulatory patients’ homes by the authorised hospital

On an exceptional basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAMHP is authorising hospital pharmacies to organise deliveries of medicinal products directly to the homes of ambulatory patients who are unable to go to the hospital.

Coronavirus: national guideline for the management of clinical investigations for medical devices during the coronavirus pandemic

The national guideline has been developed to assist sponsors of clinical investigations for medical devices in the management of these investigations in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: circular for care institutions on the (outsourcing of the) manufacture and reprocessing of medical devices and their accessories

In order to combat shortages of medical devices, care institutions have proceeded to manufacture medical devices and their accessories or to reprocess used medical devices. The FAMHP defines the modalities by means of a circular in order to offer more options to care institutions.

Coronavirus: Belgian directive for the reuse of surgical masks and FFP2/FFP3 masks in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic

A national guideline is available for the reprocessing of surgical masks and FFP2/FFP3 masks which allows reuse by cleaning, disinfecting or sterilising.

Coronavirus: guidelines for checking the compliance and suitability of certain surgical face masks

The FAMHP issues guidelines for checking the compliance and suitability of surgical face masks The guidelines are for companies not producing in accordance with European standards and for healthcare establishments and authorities ordering the masks.

Coronavirus: what medicinal products are used in the fight against COVID-19?

In the fight against the new coronavirus, doctors are using medicinal products that were initially developed to treat other pathologies. The FAMHP summarises the actions and measures that have been taken.

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