Discusses government reactions and trade restrictions to increase in PPE demand, considers supplier strategies implemented to minimize PPE supply risk throughout the pandemic, and explores required steps to prepare continued PPE supply through the second wave.
Reviews the impact the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the global Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) demand and supply. Explores peak body recommendations for PPE availability and preservation. Examines PPE recommendations for standard and extra transmission-based precautions, and optimal PPE donning and doffing steps. The In-Service Brief provides important tips for PPE use.
Provides timeline of World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 Responses. Reviews steps put in place to reduce the global and local spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Examines current available testing for COVID-19. Provides typical COVID-19 symptoms and recent studies exploring these symptoms in predicting the severity of the disease.
Reviews incidence, causes and impact of Type IV chemical allergies. Examines manufacturing formulation development and improvements in synthetic gloves and introduces the potential impact of new advanced biologically-safer chemical accelerators.
Discusses surgical site infections (SSI) and how surgical gloves contribute. Summarizes current thinking about surgical glove integrity, recommendations in practice standards that guide perioperative care and innovation in medical glove manufacturing including the role of antimicrobial gloves in reducing SSI risk.
Describes key features, stages and packaging requirements for medical devices. Focuses on state-of-the-art glove packaging with clinical expert panel views on user experience, improving safety and environmental benefits.
Discusses poor patient and healthcare worker outcomes and recent global directives eliminating powdered gloves. Reviews manufacturer responses and the need for protocols covering replacement with powder-free alternatives.
Reviews the ergonomic challenges related to the unique characteristics of operating room design, workflow, equipment and staffing patterns. Identifies specific risk factors associated with hand injury.
Discusses the importance of ergonomics in healthcare, focusing on the unique challenges of the operating room environment. Reviews the importance of ergonomic programs that address work practices, culture, procedures and employee education.
Reviews infection risk related to improper glove use and failure, explains global and national standards for quality manufacturing and describes assessment of glove quality. Includes views from clinical experts regarding glove selection and the importance of glove quality across multiple settings.
Presents the various types of contact dermatitis, latex allergy and immune responses. Describes the contributing role of glove formulation, hand hygiene solution and techniques. A panel of clinical experts review assessment and procedures for elimination of potential causes.