COVID-19 has been and continues to be, a devastating global pandemic affecting every nation. While China got the brunt of the pandemic at the start, they have slowly started recovering, and with recovery means the supply production that China needed early on can now be diverted to other countries to help them to combat the virus and “flatten the curve” as quickly as possible. Companies like My Bio Gate now have COVID-19 medical supplies available for purchasing and shipping worldwide.
Medical Protective Supplies
The first line of defense for protecting front-line workers and the general public from being infected by the COVID-19 virus is by using preventative measures such as medical protective supplies. The first thing most professionals are looking for that seems to be a shortage in a lot of places are medical masks that offer proper protection. While 3- to 4- ply disposable medical masks are good for protecting other people from water droplets from a person’s mouth, medical personnel looking to be protected themselves are going to want access to KN95 + CE certified face masks, US N95, or EU FFP2, FFP3 masks.
But the mouth and nose aren’t the only things that need to be protected, so consider also getting protection for other parts of the body, such as disposable medical gloves and safety goggles that properly seal around the eyes. Full face shields are also an excellent protective measure when dealing with COVID-19 patients. When working in isolation wards, full-body medical isolation gowns or full-body one-piece hooded medical isolation clothing may be required for full protection.
COVID-19 Testing Products
Knowing if a medical professional or a patient has COVID-19 is an important way to protect everybody. Without proper testing, there is no way to know whether the virus is being successfully reduced in numbers. For early detection of viral infection, forehead thermometers are a great resource to quickly get the body temperature of a patient or professional, especially for screening at the entrance of facilities. When you need to actually test for COVID-19, it’s important to be able to get a good, clean sample, which means having access to disposable sampling tubes and throat swabs. Once the sample has been taken, it’s necessary to use a Viral DNA/RNA extraction kit before finally using a 2019-nCoV RT-PCT Test Kit (Fluorescent RT-PCR) to verify whether a person is infected with COVID-19. If someone has already gone through the symptoms of COVID-19 but never was tested for it, a 2019-nCoV IgM/IgG Antibody detection kit (Colloidal Gold Method) can be used to verify that they have the antibodies in their system.
With patients that have deteriorating COVID-19 symptoms, you’ll need to ensure your facility has the best medical devices available to treat the patient and give them the best chance at survival. Ventilators are one of the top needed devices when a patient requires intensive care, and three options are available, a non-invasive ventilator, an invasive ventilator, and when transporting an emergency transport bedside ventilator. If the patient is using a ventilator, then fluids and nutrients still need to get into the body, which is where an enteral feeding pump, an injection pump, and an infusion pump can be useful devices. Patient monitors are also needed to keep track of patients’ vitals. In the case of severe deteriorating conditions, a defibrillation unit may be required. If the patients’ lungs and heart need extra support to keep the body functioning, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine is a type of life support that can keep a patient going to give them the best chance to recover in dire situations.
Ensure You Are Prepared for COVID-19
To see a full list of COVID-19 medical supplies available from MyBioGate today, and to order supplies that you require at your medical facility, visit the MyBioGate website today.