After coronavirus or COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic, the term PPE has gained much popularity. Read the article below to know more about the term, its usage, importance and more.
What is PPE?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials.PPE prevents contact with an infectious agent or body fluid that may contain an infectious agent, by creating a barrier between the potential infectious material and the health care worker.
In order to understand personal protective equipment challenges and to inform innovation related to PPE, if you are a healthcare worker, logistician or procurement specialist with experience in PPE and EVD relief efforts, we kindly request your participation in an online survey found below. Collected responses will serve as a baseline assessment of the global use of PPE for healthcare service delivery in the context of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Please share this link with colleagues who have experience with PPE and EVD relief efforts. Responses will remain anonymous but you may choose to provide contact information should the results from this survey be of interest to you.Infection prevention and control measures include, among other measures: hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and waste management materials.
- Niosh N95 approved Particulate Respirator
100% Nitrile, Powder Free and Latex Free 5 Mil - Thickness for Improved Puncture Resistance • Superior Puncture and Tear Resistance
- Reusable HD Gloves, Nitrile Rubber (Latex-Free) Heavy Gauge (15mil), 13” Length, Size
- Goggles, Lightweight, Reusable, Indirect Vented (Splash proof),Clear Vision with a Wide Flange and Latex-free. ANSI Approved
- Biohazard bags with International Biohazard Sign, Large 24″ x 36″, Yellow, 3 mil Thickness
- Disposable Boot Covers, Resistant to Particulate and Liquids, Elastic top, 17″ high.