FISHERS, IN- Since the first laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States on September 30, 2014, healthcare and emergency responders have rushed to provide the proper protection to their staff. DQE has been there every step of the way to ensure that customers have the protection they need for infection control. Orders have been limited to healthcare and emergency response personnel only, so that those with the greatest need receive them first.
“The SafePaq blood and virus protection kit has been our best selling product for the past two weeks,” says DQE president Tony Baumgartner. “We have been answering calls non-stop and helping our customers prepare for an infectious event. These are the types of events that we plan for and DQE is continually updating its supplies to support the evolving CDC standards.” The SafePaq provides coveralls that meet ASTM F1670/F1671 Standards for blood and viral penetration resistance. Its contents provide a foundation of protection against a wide range of fluid and viral threats and have applications in healthcare settings as well as with emergency responders who may encounter a patient with an infectious disease.
“Another product we carry that has a significant application to waste management during an infectious outbreak is the Sani-Bag+,” says Baumgartner. The Sani-Bag+ is used, removed, sealed, and disposed of without the caregiver having direct contact with the waste, therefore eliminating the possibility of cross contamination from infectious microbes.
By sending infection control supplies to support healthcare workers around the United States and the world, DQE is fulfilling its mission of being ready now for what’s next. Additional information on DQE infection control personal protection products is available at www.dqeready.com/InfectionControl.
About DQE DQE, Inc. provides practical products and expert support that improves the safety and readiness of the healthcare and response community. Headquartered in Fishers, Indiana, DQE proudly celebrates over 20 years of service. For additional information and to learn more about DQE and its family of products, visit www.dqeready.com.
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