Personal Protection Equipment Is Indispensable For Effectively Dealing With COVID-19
Although PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kits have especially become indispensable for researchers and first responders to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals use them as a part of their job regardless of whether there is a pandemic or not, to protect themselves against germs and infectious diseases. But since the SARS-CoV-2 is extremely contagious, no healthcare professional or researcher can afford to take their personal protective gear requirements lightly.
Not only can healthcare professionals get sick from treating infected patients, their health can deteriorate more than others, if infected with the virus, simply because their viral load will be a lot higher as they are in constant exposure to sick patients.
So, as we can see, it is essential for everyone involved in conducting tests or researches about COVID-19, treating infected patients to have proper PPE kits with them. In this blog, we will talk about some of the key PPE required to protect oneself from the threat of novel coronavirus. Let’s take a look at them.
As we all know by now, coronavirus is primarily a respiratory disease, which causes dry coughs as its chief symptom. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets that come out of the mouth or nose carries the virus and can easily infect any person in the vicinity. That is why it is absolutely critical for both the infected people and the non-infected ones to wear proper face masks to reduce the spread of the deadly virus. And while it is generally advised to cover your nose and mouth using any type of cloth mask or normal mask, for healthcare professionals it is essential that they use N95 masks or respirators as such masks are very effective at stopping the virus from entering inside the body.
Another well-known fact about the novel coronavirus is that it can survive from minutes to hours on different surfaces. Although recent scientific reports have called SARS-CoV-2 mostly airborne, there still exists risk of it being spread through touching surfaces. Safety gloves are considered a key part of PPE for healthcare professionals as they touch all types of equipment, devices, patients, and many other things in a medical facility. The gloves will protect them from the virus as long as they remove them after use and dispose them properly.
Apart from face masks and gloves, other key protective gear for coronavirus include gown, face shield and googles. If you need proper COVID-19 PPE, you can get in touch with LEI Sales and we will provide every essential equipment to you to effectively deal with SARS-CoV-2 through our COVID-19 lab collections services. We have everything from lab refrigerators, freezers, biological safety cabinets, glove bags, isolators to RT-PCR system, microplate washers, microplate readers, and much more.