What is PPE Kit

Question. What is PPE Kit?

Answer. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in almost every work environment. One of these envronments is Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings. Infection prevention and control measures include, among other measures: hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and waste management materials.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is most important in preventing transmission of the  microbes/ pahogens not only in treatment centres but also various activities, e.g. cleaning, waste management and safe burials, and community care related to the outbreak.

Question. What are the contents of PPE Kit?

Answer. The Protective equipment consists of garments placed to protect the health care workers or any other persons to get infected. These usually consist of standard precautions: gloves, mask, gown. If it is blood or airborne high infections, will include: Face protection, goggles and mask or faceshield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, boot covers. The characteristics of these products are described below.

Question. Can you Describe various PPE Components?

Answer. Below are the usual components of PPE Kit:

  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Head Protection
  • Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Protection
  • PPE Selection & Hazard Assessments

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