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Care during & after hospitalisation due to Covid-19

This week we’d like to share a link to an article that is about three weeks old, but extremely relevant.  We deal in PPE, but what happens when this dangerous virus attacks despite all precautions?  This article is about the care given to those who become so very ill with Covid-19 – both while in hospital and afterwards.

Amongst other things, it is certainly a stark reminder of how important it is to wear PPE.

Care during and after hospitalisation for Covid-19

To this end, we’ve added another link this week – the correct procedure for putting on and taking off PPE.  It’s certainly worth a look.

Putting on and taking off your PPE

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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Medical PPE

News that UK government PPE masks do not meet requirements

We saw an article on Thursday that caused us great frustration.  It’s about the fact that the UK government purchased incorrect masks for the NHS resulting in a loss of millions of pounds.

We at CDS Consultants Medical will always take the utmost care to ensure that we understand your exact requirements and will supply appropriate equipment to meet them.  And, certainly with large-scale purchases, we will offer to provide samples so that you can be entirely satisfied you will get what you need.

Always be careful when dealing with suppliers with whom you have not previously done any business.  There are myriad companies out there who are only in it to make as much money as they can and don’t care a whit about the quality of the products they sell.

The link to the article is below.  Let’s hope that this is a lesson learned for the UK government and a warning to others to take care about what they purchase and from whom.

Safety concerns halt use of 50 million NHS masks

Take care and stay safe,

The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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COVID-19 Medical PPE Pandemic

Dealing with shortages of PPE

This link is to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the United States. Regardless of where you may be based, it can be quite helpful to see what experts in different countries have to say about how to deal with aspects of Covid-19 (or any other contagion).

One of the interesting aspects covered here is how to optimize the use of PPE if there are shortages during this coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html

Take care & stay safe

The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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How to use masks and the rational use of PPE

Hi and welcome to the first of our blogs.  Here, we will be providing links to articles regarding medical PPE and updates about Covid-19.

There is a lot of information swirling around out there and we will be posting links to websites that have information to help you, your organization and others to stay informed about what is happening with regard to Covid-19 and what is needed to deal with it.

Our first link is to a section of the World Health Organisation’s website – it concerns masks and how to wear them as well as a document summarizing WHO recommendations for “the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in health care and community settings, including the handling of cargo. This document is intended for those involved in the distribution and management of PPE, as well as public health authorities and individuals in health care and community settings to understand when PPE use is most appropriate.”

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Take care & stay safe

The team at CDS Consultants Medical