COVID-19 is a name given to a highly infectious and communicable disease caused due to a new orNovel Coronavirus. It is known that the disease outbreak happened in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since it has spread all over the world from human to human and has been very deadly, it is categorized as a Pandemic.
COVID-19 stands for ‘CO’ – Corona, ‘VI’ – Virus and ‘19’ – 2019 the year it began.
Since, Coronavirus is a virus, it cannot be prevented or treated using antibiotics. Antibiotics for COVID-19are not effective against viruses. Treatment of COVID-19 is not available yet.
There are many measures you can take for prevention from coronavirus:
Ideally maintain a distance of at least 2 -3 metre or 6 feet distance between yourself and others wherever you can, otherwise at least 1 metre or 3 feet distance. This kind of social distancing will keep you safe from virus infected small droplets from nose or mouth if someone near you coughs, sneezes, or speaks. You will be safe from breathing in the COVID infected or any other virus droplets if any person in your vicinity has the disease.
PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is a special gear which one can wear to protect oneself from a virus infected person, the droplets they may emit while coughing, sneezing or talking. PPE is an important life-saving gear that acts as barrier against viruses or any other infectious disease.
COVID Essentials is the best place to buy PPE kit online. PPE is a specialized gear and must be bought from an authorized and trusted platform like COVID Essentials.
PPE kit itemsinclude the following: Overall/Gown, Head cover, Hand Gloves, Face shield, Mask, Goggles and Shoe cover.
A PPE Kit is made from impenetrable fabric which is approved to meet high standards. The purpose of the PPE Kit is that fabric used for all the components are like a shield to prevent any virus infection or chemicals from coming in direct contact with your skin.
The order of removing PPE Kit is very important and must be followed very carefully. Make sure that you sanitize your hand and reusable items like Googles, immediately after removing every item. All one-time use or disposable items like overalls, gowns, masks, gloves, head cover, shoe cover must be discarded in a disposable bag.
Perform hand hygiene immediately on removal of all PPE items.It is very important that you dispose some of the PPE items after each use in a secure disposal bag and discard it as per guidelines.
Before wearing the PPE kit, it is very important that you clean your hands thoroughly by washing with water and soap, if you do not have access to clean water then use a hand sanitizer. Make sure your surroundings are clean and your PPE bag is safely placed in a clean and dirt-free area. The order for wearing the PPE kit is as follows:
The idea behind a disposable PPE Kit is that it can be used only once and must be disposed off in a disposable bag. Only one person can wear one PPE Kit. You cannot wash a PPE Kit, since it’s protective or barrier qualities will be hampered and may not be effective. Store it in a clean PPE Bag and make sure it is stored away from fire.