It’s always a good idea to have basic medical supplies on hand, which mainly comes true in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a novel coronavirus, experts are still learning about COVID-19, but we know it’s a highly contagious respiratory disease that can cause severe, life-threatening symptoms and death. While anyone can get COVID-19, early reports show that the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are at the most significant risk of experiencing poor outcomes from this new coronavirus.
Here at Copper Star Home Medical, we’re committed to helping you and your family access the COVID-19 supplies you need. We’re working hard to keep high-demand items in stock, including the following COVID-19 essentials:
Pulse oximeters are small, battery-powered devices that monitor your pulse rate and oxygen saturation level with the amount of oxygen in the body. Slip a finger into the machine to get clinically accurate readings at home or on the go.
Because COVID-19 infection can lead to dangerously low oxygen saturation levels in the blood, a personal pulse oximeter is a must-have in any coronavirus emergency kit.
Every household first aid kit should have at least one working digital thermometer since it’s essential to monitor your body temperature if you feel unwell. These low-cost devices are accurate, easy to use, and waterproof, making them easy to sterilize using rubbing alcohol.
Non-contact thermometers are ideal when using an oral thermometer isn’t practical, such as when checking temperatures on multiple people, small children, or those who can’t tolerate an oral thermometer.
Masks and face coverings can help contain respiratory particles, reducing the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19 in places where it’s tough to follow physical distancing guidelines. Masks may also be required by some businesses and medical clinics to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission between clients, customers, and staff.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone should wash their hands frequently using soap and water to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 from a contaminated surface.
The CDC advises, “If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol”.
Latex-free exam gloves provide a barrier between your skin and surfaces that could be contaminated with bodily fluids, especially when caring for someone ill. These no-sterile gloves are ideal for anyone unable to wash their hands with soap and water frequently, such as during shopping trips and while running errands.
Gloves can also help protect those who have sensitive skin that becomes inflamed from extra hand washing or hand sanitizer use. At Copper Star, we carry vinyl and nitrile gloves. Please read our blog post about gloves for a quick comparison. The CDC recommends wearing exam gloves when cleaning and disinfecting your home, vehicle, or workspace.
Get your essential supplies. Shop online or in person. For more information, contact our experts at Copper Star Home Medical.