Masks vs N95 respirators study spurs concerns

Masks vs N95 respirators study spurs concerns

A study today in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that medical masks may offer similar effectiveness as N95 respirators in protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) exposed to COVID-19 patients in certain settings, but experts caution against that interpretation of...
Manual cleaning risks SPD and staff exposure

Manual cleaning risks SPD and staff exposure

A new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) shows that manual cleaning of reusable medical instruments generates substantial splash more than seven feet from the source. The findings reinforce the importance of engineering controls...
Face mask can detect viral exposure

Face mask can detect viral exposure

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask, presented September 19 in the journal Matter, can alert the wearers via their mobile...

PPE Can Be Recycled to Make Stronger Concrete

Engineers at RMIT University have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger, providing an innovative way to significantly reduce pandemic-generated waste. The RMIT team is the first to investigate the...
Supply Shortages Got You Down? Let Us Help

Supply Shortages Got You Down? Let Us Help

Is your sterile processing department (SPD) suffering from shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)? Can you find all the supplies necessary for SPD personnel to do their jobs? Are you or your employees spending too much time trying to find what you need when...