We live in a world with a variety of hazards that if exposed to, can lead to illness, injury, and even death. Personal protective equipment, known as PPE, are various forms of attire that a person wears that are specifically designed to protect the wearer from exposure to harmful entities, or contact from potentially injury causing objects.
Medical personal protective equipment (PPE) used in health care settings such as hospitals, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and clinical labs are designed to serve as a barrier between infectious pathogens like viral and bacterial contaminants and the mucosal linings of a person’s mouth, respiratory system, nose, and eyes, as well as protection for the skin. These same barriers consequently have the potential to block or impede transmission of pathogens found in blood, body fluids, or respiratory secretions.
Further, some PPE is also used by the general public to reduce their exposure to airborne pathogens when entering places where there is the potential for close proximity with other people. Medical personal protective equipment (PPE) includes protective headwear, gowns, scrubs, face shields, facemasks, gloves, safety goggles, and other equipment items specifically designed to protect the wearer from exposure to or transmission of infectious pathogens.
Regulation of PPE by the FDA
Personal proactive equipment (PPE) that is used in medical settings is required to adhere to consensus regulatory standards for various levels of protection according to the setting and degree of protection that is needed for safety and effectiveness.
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