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What makes a good first aid kit?

Publié par Andrew Coulter le

What makes a good first aid kit?

First aid kits run the gamut from small plastic boxes with a few bandages and an antiseptic spray, to kits that could nearly completely equip an EMT. What kind of a first aid kit should you buy? Emergency situations are unpredictable. Anyone at anytime could be faced with a car accident, a household emergency, victims of violence, or a serious sports or workplace injury which requires immediate, lifesaving emergency treatment. While these things sometimes cannot be avoided, the better prepared you are, the better the outcomes.  When pondering the right first aid kit to buy, here are a couple of questions you...

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Your COVID-19 face mask questions answered via the CDC

Publié par Andrew Coulter le

Your COVID-19 face mask questions answered via the CDC

Even after nearly two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us are still confused about face masks, when to wear them? what kind of mask? etc, etc. Using information from the most recent CDC update, we'll attempt to answer some of your most urgent face mask questions. Q. Do I need to wear a mask outdoors? A. "In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings...In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated." Q. Do I...

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Does your facemask fit?

Publié par Andrew Coulter le

Does your facemask fit?

Lost in the rush to get everyone masked up during the pandemic, was the importance of having a mask that fits properly! Any old mask can be more or less effective at blocking sneezes and large water droplets on your breath, but ineffective and improperly sized masks (including N95 masks) allow quite a bit of air flow around the edges of the mask. It goes without saying that even the best masks can only filter air that passes through the filter medium and fail to provide any protection from air that enters through gaps between your face and the mask....

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HIDA: Medical supply chain delayed 37 days

Publié par Andrew Coulter le

Everyone knows the current pandemic has impacted supply chains worldwide. While a shortage of phones and gadgets is an annoyance, shortages of medical supplies is very concerning. According to the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), as many as 12,000 containers of critical medical supplies are currently delayed by an average of 37 days! Much of that time is spent languishing in US ports. HIDA is recommending a "fast pass" system to prioritize critical medical supplies. Meanwhile, Primis Medical has a large stock of N95 surgical masks, high quality nitrile disposable exam gloves and sterile surgical gloves. We also carry level...

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KN95 VS N95 Mask What's the difference ?

Publié par Tanyia Cordier Beck le

KN95  VS  N95 Mask  What's the difference ?

Q: What is an N95 mask?     A: An N95 mask is a polyester-based filtering facepiece respirator. It is regulated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The “N” stands for “Non-Oil,” meaning that it offers protection against solid and non-oil-based particles. The “95” refers to the efficiency rating; in the case of N95, masks should be filtering at least 95% of particles.     Q: Do N95 masks have ear loops or elastic headbands?     A: NIOSH-certified N95 masks have elastic headbands. This is important because the elastic headbands ensure a tighter fit and...

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