What Is The Importance Of PPE And Hygiene Products And Schools And Education Centres During Coronavirus?

The threat posed by the coronavirus that first reared its ugly head during the last few months of 2019 is increasing rapidly, after a temporary pause. It is important that people use hygiene products like hand sanitizers, and face masks. They should also maintain a safe distance between each other to prevent the pandemic from spreading. Although the aged are most vulnerable to this disease, it does not spare the middle-aged people too. Kids are lucky in this respect as data shows that this disease has affected only 8.5% of kids below the age of 18. Gone are the days when kids used to go to school to study. Nowadays, most of them are using computers to attend virtual classes from the relative safety of their home. It is the same with adults too. Many of them have no option left apart from working from home. However, this does not mean that they should leave their guards down. They should wash their hands thoroughly with soap at regular intervals. Rather than wearing the same disposable face masks time and over again they should wear one made of fabric.

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Doctors are at most risk

Data reveals that many doctors, including bio-specialists, have perished to this deadly virus as well. They have to take extra care and wear more gear, as they come in regular contact with infected people. There is a strict guideline about the types of personal protection equipment that they should use, which includes a gown. Choosing the size of the glove and the gown is vital as the former should cover the cuff of the gown and the latter should fit the body of the wearer tightly. If necessary, seek the help of someone else, preferably healthcare personnel, to tie all of the ties of the gown. They should also perform hand hygiene using hand sanitizer after checking each patient and taking off the protective gloves post checking. They should don NIOSH approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher. If the respirator contains a nosepiece, fit it to the nose with both hands. They should ensure that they do not bend the nosepiece during the fitting process. Secure the mask on the base of the neck using the bottom tie and the crows of the head with the help of the top strap. Healthcare workers and doctors should also put on goggles or face shields. All of the PPE kits should be worn before entering the patient's room.