ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) today announced its members have mobilized to help meet the medical supply needs of health care providers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Member organizations have manufacturing plants throughout the country that are refocusing to produce mattresses and personal protective equipment (PPE) to address nationwide shortages.
"Hospitals and health care providers in many areas of the country are in dire need of hospital beds and other equipment, such as masks, as they confront the COVID-19 crisis. Our members are here to help," said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. "Some member companies have immediate supplies of mattresses and beds that can be delivered quickly to areas with the greatest need. Others have capacity to make these products for rapid distribution by the hundreds or thousands. Many members also have the ability to supply other PPE products in short supply."
Government agencies, hospitals and health care providers looking for supplies are invited to reach out to ISPA members by completing a short form describing your needs. ISPA will circulate that information to producers that can meet those requests.
In addition to making hospital beds and other mattresses, some members are converting their sewing operations to make safety masks while others are exploring how to make isolation gowns, surgical masks, privacy curtains, disinfecting wipes, shoe covers, filters and other safety and protective supplies.
Additionally, ISPA has launched a dedicated COVID-19 webpage so members can stay informed on how they can help. ISPA will continue to update the page as the situation evolves.
About the International Sleep Products Association Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to lead and advance the interest of the sleep products industry by helping the world sleep better. As the industry's trade organization, ISPA represents the Sleep Products Industry and members in countries around the world.
ISPA provides a wide range of services including exclusive industry surveys and statistics, government advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry's ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications.