What is PPE and What does PPE include?
PPE is short for personal protective equipment. PPE is used to prevent the transmission or spread of bacteria, viruses and germs. Healthcare professionals depend on it to protect themselves from risk of infection.
PPE includes the following components –
- Gowns, overalls, or coveralls
- Masks or respirators such as single layer, triple layer medical mask and N-95 respirator mask
- Face shield and goggles
- Gloves including nitrile gloves and latex gloves
- Head covers
- Shoe covers
- And much more.
PPE is designed to cover the whole body of healthcare providers. This kit should be put on and removed carefully to limit the spread of contamination.