Due to the urgency of the COVID19 outbreak and the WHO’s scale up of international response across the globe, WHO is providing technical information on appropriate available essential medical devices which are indispensable for treatment centres, community-based units and other preventive activities, in affected countries.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is most important in preventing transmission of the Corona virus not only in treatment centres but also various activities, e.g. cleaning, waste management and safe burials, and community care related to the outbreak.

The Protective equipment consists of garments placed to protect the health care workers or any other persons to get infected.
These usually consist of standard precautions: gloves, mask, gown. If it is blood or airborne high infections, will include: Face protection, goggles and mask or faceshield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, rubber boots. 
 The WHO Advisory Committee for Innovative Personal Protective Equipment (AC) consisted of four sub groups: (1) laboratory evidence and research, (2) infection prevention and control and occupational health, (3) technical specifications and logistics and procurement and, (4) PPE users and trainers.
The 10 ideas characteristics include: Protect mucous membranes , Minimize the number of PPE element junctions; Provide unobstructed range of vision; Enable communication capability; Use human factors design for size and comfort ; Able to protect for the duration of work period; Able to withstand repeated disinfection (non-disposable elements); Manufacture packaging to withstand tropical climate storage conditions; Standardize donning and doffing protocol with minimum steps; Dispose PPE in non-toxic and environment-friendly manner.

“With the shortage of PPE across the world, it’s essential to think about solutions that are easily replicable in a city or even in a remote village. We have shared the designs with doctors and got preliminary feedback. We now plan to set up local chapters in India/US to create these kits and give them to doctors for testing. This PPE can be put together in less than an hour. I’m positive that creating DIY PPE becomes a household thing post-Corona. We foresee, it being taught in schools to prepare for future contingencies.

As there is a deficit of protection kits throughout the world this could help people make their own low-cost personal protection kits (masks, face shields, and bodysuits),” says the team comprising Uttam, an NYU-ITP and BITS-Pilani alumnus, co-Founder of Robust Tech Systems, Anirudh Sharma an MIT Alumnus, Co-Founder of LeChal/Graviky; Mourvi Sharma, a Harvard University alumnus and Rahul Budhiraja is a University of Canterbury alumnus.

What are the types of PPE?

Eye and Face protection – This consists of eyewear specifically designed to reduce the risk of exposure to chemical splashes

Hand protection - Chemically protective gloves are one of the most important tools to minimise dermal exposures to chemicals in research labs.

Body protection - Lab coats are required for all wet labs. Cotton or cotton/poly blends are sufficient for labs without risk of fire.

Respiratory Protection - Respiratory protective equipment is used as the last line of defence against viruses that are airborne high infections.

All across the world with a challenge of hazardous disease COVID19 the demand of PPE has increased .The research and development firm are coming up with new ideas regarding many medical equipment which also include PPE. By the end of 2020
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