Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

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

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


Sudhir Suryakant Shetkar 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Shetkar SS. An alternative to standard personal protective equipment during emergency cardiac procedures in catheterization lab.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2020;6:140-143


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Shetkar SS. An alternative to standard personal protective equipment during emergency cardiac procedures in catheterization lab. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 1 ];6:140-143
Available from: https://www.j-pcs.org/article.asp?issn=2395-5414;year=2020;volume=6;issue=2;spage=140;epage=143;aulast=Shetkar;type=0