Choosing, acquiring and using personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hand Sanitiser or Soap and Water?

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanded Gojo Industries Inc. remove certain claims about Purell® on Jan 17 2020, there has been a huge debate about which is best. So, should you use hand sanitiser or soap and water? In our opinion, for the best possible protection, you should use both. The alcohol based …

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How to Wear Infection Control PPE

PPE for Airborne HCIDs Personal protective equipment (PPE) is only effective if it’s the right equipment used in the right way. The following instructions are only for airborne high consequence infectious diseases such as Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). These instructions are not for contact HCIDs. …

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Respiratory protection is all about preventing pathogens from entering your lungs, and infecting you. It’s a critical component of your personal protective equipment (PPE) and you should understand what to use. Firstly, you need to know that there is a very big difference between a surgical face mask and a respirator. A surgical face mask …

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ebola, wuhan, coronavirus, mers, sars

high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) Definition of HCID In the UK, high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) are defined according to the following criteria: acute infectious disease typically has a high case-fatality rate may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly ability to spread in the community and within healthcare …

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