Using Fabric Scrubs and N95 Masks to Fight a School-wide Pandemic
Every year, new strains of the Coronavirus are discovered and many people are infected each time. They aren’t only effective in preventing general population from contracting #Coronavirus, they put communities and hospitals at risk if health care workers are able to get them to properly care for infected patients. Recently, US Surgeon General issued a warning about the risks associated with not using personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand wash when dealing with patients with Coronavirus. In this article, I will discuss this issue and share my recommendations for reducing the risks of getting Coronavirus.
To prevent the importation of imported Coronavirus into the United States, healthcare workers should strictly implement a consistent high level of hand hygiene while in patient rooms. One way to reduce the risk of contracting this virus is to use a face mask or surgical mask while cleaning or applying eyes or other parts of the body. It is important to remember that these masks should be approved by the FDA for use on patients with severe or compromised health. These devices should also be used during procedures where the face is often covered, such as in procedures involving biopsy or surgery. As much as possible, healthcare workers should also wear disposable nitrile gloves while handling contaminated hands.
There are a number of ways in which face masks can protect from becoming contaminated. The materials used in face masks can be changed after use, making them easy to clean between uses. If disposable face masks are not available at the hospital, the patient should ask the nurse or physician where disposable face masks are available. Some of the most common pathogens that enter the respiratory tract through a patient’s hand include botulism, hepatitis A, shingles and staphylococcus aureus.
There are also other devices that can provide protection against contamination. Some of these devices include surgical masks, nasal plugs and anti-snooping eye masks. Surgical masks and nasal plugs are often required when operating a surgical device. Eye protection is also needed when handling patient fluids, especially blood.
Outbreaks of deadly bacteria in hospitals are often linked to improperly made laundry items. Although the manufacture process may not be perfect, higher quality laundry items are often safer than lower quality items. Laundry professionals can ensure that hospital linen and clothing are properly cleaning using effective sanitizing agents. Using commercial grade detergents and stain removers are more effective than hand wash methods. High quality laundry items can reduce the risk of cross contamination from one person to another on the same table or in the same operating room.
Hand washing is a crucial element in the fight against coronavirus. It is important to wash hands frequently after all personal contact with any surface or object contaminated with this virus. If you wear face masks, you should wear them at all times to prevent spreading this pandemic. Wearing face masks while operating machinery or preparing food can lead to a delayed onset of the disease, but using hand hygiene techniques, you can limit the transfer of the disease from one patient to another. A simple solution is to wash your hands often and use alcohol-based hand cleansers to disinfect and sanitize your hands.
Although there have been no deaths reported so far with this new strain of flu, as the pandemic continues to spread, people should be aware that it can and will cause death. Therefore, if you or anyone in your household has this type of virus, you should make every effort to stop buying surgical masks and other face masks from the store. In addition, you should consider washing all of your hands thoroughly whenever possible. Hand washing is an easy thing to do and it is necessary to do. This does not mean you are being lazy or inadequate; rather it is an important preventative measure. While the possibility of death from a bout of pandemic influenza is remote, you should not take any chances.
If you or someone in your family has this illness, you should start treating it right away. Contact your local health care providers or emergency rooms immediately. While you might not be able to stop the outbreak entirely, you can limit its severity and make sure that everyone is safe and healthy.