Infection control is an important concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. If any lack of compliance to infection prevention rules takes place there is a risk of serious contamination and spread of contagious diseases. These practices are designed to reduce the risk of hospital borne infections ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all patients and health professionals. Infection control products have become the necessity of all medical facilities as they help in reducing the occurrences of hospital borne diseases and transfer of infections from patient to patient, patient to doctor and vice versa. Browse our range of products to find all types infection control products. Buy products from top manufacturers like Medline Industries, Safetec Of America, Cardinal Health, Eco-Me etc. at best prices on HPFY!
Hand hygiene for healthcare professionals is the most important for preventing allergies and infections. Clean hands prevent transmission of infections from patient to patient. Hand hygiene means cleansing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based sanitizer after every activity like eating, sneezing, coughing, attending a patient, carrying out a medical procedure etc.
Infections like flu spread easily with just a cough or a sneeze. It is very important to cover your mouth and nose with a face mask. In case of respiratory illnesses even flu can prove to be dangerous. Healthcare providers must take precautions while handling such patients. They must always wear a protective face mask. A variety of face masks are available that provide all degrees of protection according to the requirement. A perfect example is the N95 Particulate Respirator And Surgical Mask which serves as both - a particulate respirator for protection while entering contaminated areas, and a surgical mask for protection during OT use.
These apparel include head covers, doctor’s lab coats, aprons, protective glasses, drawstring pants, isolation gowns etc. These apparels are designed to maintain hygiene and safety of residents. They are available in many styles and sizes for both males and females.
These products help in keeping surfaces and floors clean and allergen free. They help in maintaining the hygiene in hospitals and healthcare facilities. All-purpose cleaners, dish washing detergents, window cleaners, tile cleaner etc. fall under this category.
Also spill proof kits are available to clean spillages in hospitals. A wide variety of infection control products like Eco-Me All Purpose Spray Cleaner, 3M Avagard D Instant Hand Antiseptic with Moisturizer and many more are available.
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You must select the type of personal protective equipment based on the degree of exposure anticipated. In order to handle contaminated items without risk of splashing, spilling, or spattering, heavy-duty gloves should be worn. For procedures in which contaminated droplets may be generated, mask, eye protection, and coverings such as gowns or lab coats should be worn.
Yes, face masks should not only be changed between patients but they should also be changed anytime they become wet. The outer surface of the mask can become contaminated with infectious droplets from spray of oral fluids or from touching the mask with contaminated fingers. Also, when a mask becomes wet from exhaled moist air, the resistance to airflow through the mask increases, causing more airflow to pass around edges of the mask.
The first thing you can do to protect the patient you are visiting is to wash your hands. Also, it is very important to cover your cough. Please do not go to visit the patient if you are sick or have signs or symptoms of infection (e.g. fever, cough, skin rash etc.). In some situations, you may be asked to wear gloves, gowns, or masks for added protection.
PPE stands for personal protective equipment. PPE means any device or appliance designed to be worn or held by an individual for protection against one or more health and safety hazards.