The Supplies Healthcare Facilities Need to Protect Others
When COVID-19 began spreading across the US, healthcare facilities were quickly overwhelmed and quickly became undersupplied. Medical masks, gloves, and gowns are a crucial component of facilities’ ability to provide adequate care and protection for their patients and healthcare workers. At Nationwide Medical Supply, we stepped up to the challenge, and we’re here to offer hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities the PPE supplies they need to do their jobs. We are committed to ensuring that your facility is never running low on the equipment and supplies required, as well as providing affordable prices and fast delivery. Because we know that the more efficiently you can do your job, the better care you are providing. Shop with Nationwide Medical Supply today.
Choose Nationwide Medical Supply For Affordable, Reliable, High-Quality PPE Supplies
When it comes to protecting your staff and patients, we know that you need a reliable supply of PPE that is affordable and high-quality. Nationwide Medical Supply is committed to providing the very best customer service and PPE supplies for your healthcare facility.
In addition to fair prices on all of our products, we also consistently offer hospitals and clinics discounts on PPE to help you save money. We also offer bulk pricing so that your facility can always have what you need on-hand.
There’s nothing worse than realizing you’re running low on face masks, hospital gowns, or hand sanitizer. When hospitals and clinics order PPE with us, they can rest assured knowing that we will do everything we can to get them the supplies they need. And if you’re in the Denver, CO, area, we offer local contactless pickup.
We have dedicated account managers who will always be there to help ensure that you get the right type of supplies for your facility as well as the right amount. We can help you determine how much to order, how frequently, and we’ll work with you as your needs change.
Having reliable, durable, FDA-approved PPE supplies for COVID-19 is crucial when providing healthcare to patients and working to prevent the spread of the virus. We take pride in offering our clients products and equipment that your staff can trust.
Here Are Some Basic Guidelines For Your Healthcare Facility to Follow in Order to Provide the Best Care Possible
Conduct Health Screenings Upon Entering
Ensure that all patients, staff, and visitors coming into the facility are screened for COVID-19-related symptoms. Ask everyone if they have experienced fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, or loss of taste or smell. Take each person’s temperature as well with a non-contact infrared thermometer.
Provide Hand Sanitizer and Masks
Ask everyone to use hand sanitizer when entering the facility. Provide a non-contact dispenser with sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Patients, staff, and visitors will often have their own face masks but facilities should have a supply on hand in the event that someone does not have one or has forgotten theirs.
Offer Telehealth Services Whenever Possible
Healthcare providers can offer telehealth services when health care does not need to be provided in-person, such as general consultations. This will allow facilities to triage patients or provide advice and guidance while limiting contact and exposure.
Maintain Awareness of Local COVID-19 Cases
Keep in close communication with other healthcare facilities in the area so that information regarding the number of confirmed cases is shared with everyone. Note the severity of the illness as well, from mild to moderate, severe, and critical. This can help facilities prepare to have adequate PPE supplies and equipment on hand.
Track Available PPE Supplies Using a PPE Burn Rate Calculator
The CDC offers a PPE Burn Rate Calculator so that facilities can document how much of certain PPE supplies are on hand and how much is used per day in order to determine how many supplies and of which type need to be ordered. Consistent documentation can ensure that there is never a shortage of supplies.
Maintain Social Distancing Whenever Possible
It is often necessary for healthcare workers to be in close contact with patients; however, whenever possible, patients and staff should remain six feet apart to prevent exposure. Facilities can mark the floor with signs that show where to stand and direct the flow of traffic, as well as post signs on walls and doors with reminders to socially distance themselves.
N95 Masks & KN95 Masks
3-Ply Face Masks and Children’s 3-Ply Face Masks
The children’s and adult 3-ply face masks from Nationwide Medical Supply come in boxes of 50 masks and are for civilian use only.
According to the CDC, children who are two years of age and older should wear a mask under the same circumstances as adults. In public environments such as healthcare facilities, it is crucial that everyone follows best practices regarding wearing a face mask, including avoiding touching the mask, disposing of the mask after it has been soiled, and following proper hand hygiene practices when removing and replacing a mask.
If patients or visitors arrive at a healthcare facility without a mask, the facility should have an adequate supply of additional masks for them to use.
Nitrile and Latex Gloves
Healthcare workers are often in situations where wearing gloves is required and will ensure the greatest amount of protection for themselves and the patients being cared for. Gloves should be worn during examinations, surgery, taking blood, or when there could be a chance of coming in contact with blood or bodily fluids. Wearing gloves will prevent the transmission of infectious agents.
Hand Sanitizer and Dispensing Stations
Nationwide Medical Supply carries a variety of options for hand sanitizer containers, including Wish Hand Sanitizer 3.38 oz containers and gel hand sanitizer in 8 oz, 16 oz, or one-gallon containers.
We offer two hand sanitizer dispensers: a wall-mounted dispenser and a standing station.
Level 1 and 2 Disposable Gowns
According to the CDC, OSHA requires employers to provide healthcare workers with PPE supplies, including disposable PPE such as gowns. When reusable gowns are available, they need to be cleaned and laundered after each use. Gowns should be used when there is a risk of the arms being contaminated; they should fully cover the torso, have long sleeves that fit around the wrists, and fit comfortably around the body.
These isolation gowns from Nationwide Medical Supply are made from multi-ply material with side ties to make donning the gown easier. The gowns are knee-high with close-fitting hems at the wrists. They are one-size-fits-all and come in packs of 10 or 100.
Shop With Us Today For the Greatest Protection For Staff and Patients
Nationwide Medical Supply is committed to working closely with you whether you’re a hospital, dental clinic, chiropractor, or pediatric office. We know what it takes to provide the trustworthy service and PPE supplies that you need. If you need help placing an order, have questions about minimum order quantities, warranties, or delivery options, please get in touch with us today.CONTACT US TODAY