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You’re Wearing A Mask Every Time You Use A Public Toilet, Right?

Our article of choice this week, although relevant, does not exactly make for pleasant reading.  It’s about how important it is to wear a mask in public conveniences if you want to help protect yourself from getting Covid-19.

Wearing a mask in a public toilet

So, brace yourself and read on!

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

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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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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 Pandemic

No holiday from Covid-19

And here we are starting the last week of July 2020.  What should be the start to carefree holidays for the children and some enjoyable downtime for adults, instead continues to be a case of social distancing, wearing masks and thoroughly washing hands.

Today, we’ve chosen two links that discuss the consequences of this dreadful disease.  Hopefully, they will serve as a stark reminder of just how vital it is that we all continue to be as careful as possible when interacting with others, and ensure that the PPE we use is correct for the job being undertaken.

Covid-19 symptoms fall into 6 different categories

Why are people staying ill for so long?

Take care and 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