Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers

If healthcare workers are likely to come into contact with bodily fluids like blood, then they must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as these materials may contain infectious material or organisms. We all know about masks, gowns and gloves – surgeons, nurses and GPs wear them when we visit. Recently, establishments like nurseries and care homes have started to use the disposable PPE made by companies like Regal Disposables. You might think that using disposables is more expensive, but it’s actually now cheaper than the costs of laundering reusable linens, as well as being safer. You need to use your PPE properly This equipment will only protect you, your colleagues and your clients if you use it appropriately before taking it off and disposing of it in the right ways. If you don’t, you’re more likely to pass on infections.

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