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28 Aug 20 News
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Clieo supplying PPE for our Key Workers

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, Ours and many other nation’s health care systems are becoming overcrowded with potentially infected patients seeking testing and care. Our doctors and nurses rely on personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them and our families safe.

They need gloves, air-purifying respirators, face masks, goggles, face shields, respirators, gowns, and scrubs. High-risk areas in demand are in need because of the shortages, which could be critical. PPE was never an issue in the past and easily disposable due to the high volume of stock hospitals had. Now we are hearing horror stories of our key workers having to reuse their disposable masks for weeks on end while caring for highly infectious and vulnerable patients. We need an increase in PPE supply. This means a large increase in PPE manufacturing, a process that takes time hospitals barely have spare due to the growing rate of Covid cases.

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In its current climate to streamline the usage of facemasks while the disease is still rife, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created three levels of operational status: conventional, contingency, and crisis. Before the pandemic, face masks were worn by our NHS workers to protect them from splashes and sprays.

Recommended PPE

When health care systems become heated and enter the contingency mode, CDC recommends holding back resources by choosing to cancel non-emergency procedures, postpone the less urgent outpatient appointments that might require face masks, removing face masks from public areas, and using face masks for extended periods if it is suitable. When health systems enter crisis mode, the CDC recommends cancellation of all elective and non-urgent procedures and outpatient appointments for which face masks are typically used, use of face masks beyond the manufacturer-designated shelf life during patient care activities, limited reuse, and prioritization of use for activities or procedures in which splashes, sprays, or aerosolization are likely.

If face masks are altogether unavailable, the CDC recommends the use of face shields without masks, taking clinicians at high risk for COVID-19 complications out of clinical service, staffing services with recovering health workers presumably immune to SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), and use of homemade masks, perhaps from bandanas or scarves if necessary. This should not be what we have to resort to as a country while our key workers are working so hard to get us back to normality.

When health systems enter crisis mode, the CDC recommends cancellation of all elective and non-urgent procedures

Clieo is and has been supplying PPE for many different hospitals and care homes across the country since the start of the pandemic. The highest standard PPE for a price that is affordable and considerate of the tough times that we are in. Unlike most suppliers during this time looking to grab the cash and dash. We care. We opened up our large network of suppliers to find where we could assist our key workers in doing a fantastic job of getting us through this global pandemic.

We here at Clieo would personally like to thank all of the key workers who are risking their lives and saving our families and loved ones. We are with you every step of the way.