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Gowns PPE Preparedness

Understanding Standards of Protection in Gowns and Coveralls

In order to properly protect healthcare workers from potentially infectious disease microorganisms it is important they don the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) mandates that employers provide workers with levels of PPE protection consummate with the requirements of the clinical tasks required. Employers are encouraged to conduct a…
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Gloves

The New Tyvek Isolation Gowns Are Now Available

Health Supply U.S. is proud to announce the addition of Dupont’s Tyvek® 1222A non-surgical isolation gown to our growing list of available products.  This 100% American-made product is made using a newly-patented flash spinning process.  This new material can be sewn into gowns to create a single-use AAMI Level 3 rated gown that offers an…
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Health Supply Masks N95 PPE Preparedness

PPE Face Masks

Making Comparisons Between U. S. and International Models Understanding the different uses and ratings for masks can be challenging, especially when a supply shortage requires one to look overseas for a supplier. Most masks are made in the United States, Europe, or China, and each region has different classifications of masks rated for use in…
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Gloves PPE Preparedness

Comparing Disposable Gloves

Latex v. Nitrile v. Vinyl and Polyethylene Disposable gloves are probably the most commonly used item of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  When purchasing gloves it is critical to consider their intended use and purchase the type of material best suited for that use.  The most common gloves found in a healthcare setting are those manufactured…
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PPE Testing

Understanding Covid-19 Antibody Test Accuracy

The United States has made significant strides in Covid-19 testing capacity in recent months.  As recently as late February, the CDC had approved only one type of Covid-19 test, but in response to overwhelming need, the FDA changed the criteria for the manufacture and use of test kits by making it easier for manufacturers to…
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Health Supply PPE Preparedness

Considerations for Creating a PPE Stockpile (Part 2 of 2)

Preparing for a Previously Unknown Pathogen The COVID-19 crisis has created a global shortage of PPE and we understand the importance of bringing our stockpile numbers up. The White House states a Core State Preparedness Responsibility for reopening the United States is the”ability to quickly and independently supply sufficient Personal Protective Equipment and critical medical…
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Health Supply PPE Preparedness

Considerations for Creating a PPE Stockpile (Part 1 of 2)

Preparing for Seasonal Flu and Flu Pandemic The COVID-19 crisis has created a global shortage of PPE and we understand the importance of bringing our stockpile numbers up. The White House states a Core State Preparedness Responsibility for reopening the United States is the”ability to quickly and independently supply sufficient Personal Protective Equipment and critical…
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