Highlights & insights from XL Medical on Medical Ventilators, N95 Masks, Surgical Masks and COVID19 Rapid test kits

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N95 respirators & COVID-19 IGG & IGM Rapid tests for all?

Almost all the countries have removed the lockdowns.There are safety measures in place. The extent to which people are following them is stilluncertain. The following are the precautions to be taken for protection from COVID-19: Cover the face with Face shieldsCover the head with disposable headcovers of medical-grade qualityWear an N95 respirator at all times and dispose of used ones regularly as soon as you see that they are soiledTo check if you have body temperature, please use a laser or...

Is Infrared thermometer the best choice for contactless readings?

Infrared thermometers are non-contact thermometers. They are popular now because of their advantages. The main advantages are: You can measure body temperature without contact between the device and the human being. The chance of infection spreading gets reduced. It is still accurate. What is an infrared thermometer? Why is it accurate despite having no contact with the body? An infrared thermometer uses thermal radiation to understand the temperature of the body. They are sometimes also...

What are the 3 ply masks, their benefits and uses?

In this blog post, we are trying to address some of the most common questions surrounding 3 ply masks. The other main objective is to help understand how 3 ply surgical masks can prevent coronavirus infection. Let's get started. One of the first questions is: What is a 3 ply surgical mask? 3 ply masks have three layers in them. This mask is a respiratory mask. It prevents microbes from entering or exiting. The mask has a melt-blown material infused in a non-woven fabric. This does the...

What is Corona-virus and how to protect yourself from it?

What is Coronavirus? What are its symptoms? And why is it a deadly disease? Coronavirus is a viral infectious disease which spreads from human to human contact. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Most of the patients recover without requiring special treatment. But for older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, it becomes a severe illness. The World Health Organization is...

All you need to know about N95 masks

With the prevailing scenario in mind, it is necessary to know more about N95 masks.So let's begin with a set of questions.By understanding the answers, we can improve our understanding of the masks. Firstly: What does the N95 mask mean? An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device.It is designed to achieve a facial fit and has efficient filtration process to remove airborne particles. The word 'N95' means the respirator filters out at least 95 per cent of minute particles in the range...

Classification of common masks

Common masks include the following: common cotton masks, disposable masks (such as medical-surgical masks), N95 masks. Disposable masks (medical-surgical masks) It can prevent respiratory tract infection to a certain extent and cannot prevent haze. There are three layers of medical surgical masks, which are waterproof layer, filter layer and comfort layer from outside to inside. The comfort layer is a layer of non-woven fabric. When wearing, the white non-woven fabric faces inward, the blue...

Comparing Surgical Masks and Surgical N95 Respirators

A surgical mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. These are often referred to as face masks, although not all face masks are regulated as surgical masks. Note that the edges of the mask are not designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient...

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

Follow the guidance outlined above.Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or...

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: https://youtu.be/bPITHEiFWLc Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water....

How to put on, use, take off and dispose of a mask

https://youtu.be/adB8RW4I3o4 Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard...