By Linda M. DeSantis, National Association for Lifeline Safety article Lifeline safety products are the lifeblood of modern day emergency departments.
The majority of these items are either fully functional or can be customized to meet your specific needs.
However, they are not always ready to be put into service.
The following is a compilation of common lifeline safety safety items and the products that are most commonly available in emergency departments across the country.1.
First Aid Kit Lifeline First Aid Kits are available to all emergency responders, and are a good first step in ensuring they have the necessary tools to work safely in an emergency.1, 2, 3, 4.2.
Protective Clothing Emergency departments also need a variety of protective clothing to prevent the spread of germs, to aid in the recovery of a fallen victim, and to protect the wearer from exposure to airborne bacteria.1) Undergarments and Jackets A great first aid kit can be found in many stores, and is typically designed to protect against the hazards of an emergency, such as a falling victim, a person who has been struck by a car, or a person that has been severely injured.
These items are usually designed to keep the wearer dry and to keep them warm.2) Gloves, Nylon, and Other Equipment Gloves, nylons, and other non-permeable material are often available to help protect against airborne infections.
The material is often made from a material such as polyester or nylon.3) Gloves for Undergarment and Underwear Gloves can also help prevent the transmission of germinated spores from a person to another person.4) Gloves to Keep the Eyes of a Patient Safe, If Needed In a workplace environment, the eyes of a patient are the most exposed part of a body.
Protective eyewear, like goggles, are essential to prevent eye contact with others and can help prevent germs from spreading.5) Headband for Underwear A headband that covers the eyes will protect the patient from germs.6) Gloves or Nylons for Protective Clothing Gloves and other types of protective material can also be used to help prevent exposure to germinates or airborne organisms.7) Safety Goggles Protective goggles can be used in an effort to protect workers from germinating spores.8) Gloves and Nylos for Undercovering In a work environment, goggles and masks are essential in order to keep workers safe.9) Gloves are used to keep a patient at a safe distance from other people.10) Protective clothing is used to protect people and items from the elements and to maintain a healthy and clean workplace.11) Protective footwear can protect workers, equipment, and people from cold temperatures and weather.12) Gloves may be used for protecting against a person’s mouth from biting.13) Protective eyeglasses may be worn to prevent a person from getting a sore or bruised eye.14) Protective eye protectors or eye drops may be applied to protect from infection.15) Protective ear protectors are used when the ear is close to the mouth to prevent contamination from other surfaces.16) Protective glasses can be worn for protection against a contact with germs that could be transmitted to other people by inhaling germs and spores.17) Protective headgear may be purchased to prevent infections or for other reasons, such the use of it as a protective eyeglass or goggles.18) Protective face protectors, masks, and goggles may be needed to keep people in an area safe from other potential sources of germination and transmission of infection.19) Protective gloves may be recommended to help keep people from spreading germs to others.20) Protective hats, gloves, and ear protecters are commonly used to wear to protect a person or a group of people from the effects of a cold or an icy environment.21) Protective boots and gloves are used as a last resort in an attempt to keep an employee from getting frostbite.22) Protective shoes may be a good choice for someone with a cold, because they will help keep their feet warm.23) Protective pants may be useful for a worker in a hazardous environment, such an airport, factory, or construction site.24) Protective masks may be protective for someone in an enclosed space, such a a restaurant, office, or conference room.25) Protective sunglasses may help keep someone from getting infected with germinations from an outside source, such for a cold.26) Protective goggles may help protect workers in an environment that has a high degree of humidity.27) Protective body armor or protective clothing is a must in a workplace, such during a fire.28) Protective handkerchiefs, or protective mittens, can be useful in an outbreak or a natural disaster, to help contain the spread or prevent the emergence of new germs or bacteria.29) Protective gear, such protective glasses, masks and gloves, can help to protect an individual from exposure or spread