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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-143

An alternative to standard personal protective equipment during emergency cardiac procedures in catheterization lab


Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Apollo Hospitals, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudhir Suryakant Shetkar
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Apollo Hospitals, Nashik - 422 001, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_32_20

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) are likely to fall short as the COVID pandemic increases, and the availability will especially not be there for COVID-negative or untested patients. This brief report describes an indigenous method of improvising a PPE for use especially during emergency procedures in the cardiology catheterization lab if a full PPE is not immediately available and COVID-19 status of the patient is not known. While a proper PPE should be used for COVID-positive patients, for other patients, this kind of improvisation should provide reasonable protection from biohazards.


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