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What is PPE? How it will help to protect from Corona virus COVID

The time is about COVID-19 seriousness since few months. The care and extra care is a must for all including social distancing and Hygienic etc. Many would like to know what is PPE? How Corona case or affected COVID person handle by Healthcare staff etc. We have given its brief over here.

PPE is nothing but Personal Protective Equipment's (PPEs) are protective gears and they are goggles, face-shield, mask, gloves, coverall / gowns (with or without aprons), head cover and shoe cover etc. They are must for the front-line medical professional or Doctor's to wear them before treating the COVID patient to protect from Corona virus spreading from affected personalities to them or further.


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Since Novel Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is pandemic and have no vaccine yet, the hospital industry take cares the COVID case or affected person in a different steps across the globe as per the guideline given to them by the respective Health department. 

Screening, Quarantine, Symptoms, first aid or tablet or injection to avoid and protect the patient from cold or fever or flu stage is one of the basic steps what they take care. The handling of the COVID patient differs based on the case and seriousness to each individual. 

Few cures in few anti-biotic dosage, few cures in quarantine for certain days, few cures prior to ventilation, few cures after ICU plus ventilation with heavy seriousness and few unable to cure despite the last steps taken. 

COVID cases are increasing time to time and sometime able to control the number of cases as per the guideline given by the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical caretaker advice.

What are the other gears included in PPE? 

You can find the following gears that required to use by frontline medical professionals. We have given some of the detail above as well.

Components of PPE
Face shield and goggles
Masks (Triple layer medical mask and N-95 Respirator mask)
Gloves
Coverall / Gowns
Shoe covers
Head covers
Hand held thermal recorder for Temperature checks or Handheld IR Thermal Imaging Camera.


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A triple layer medical mask is a disposable mask, fluid-resistant, provide protection to the wearer
from droplets of infectious material emitted during coughing / sneezing / talking.

An N-95 respirator mask is a respiratory protective device with high filtration efficiency to airborne particles. To provide the requisite air seal to the wearer, such masks are designed to achieve a very close facial fit.

You can read Corona FAQ detail here.

You can find other details at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesonrationaluseofPersonalProtectiveEquipment.pdf issued by MOHFW. Thanks for visiting and reading the post.