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Month: February 2023

The Role of Rapid Antigen Tests in Early COVID-19 Detection and Contact Tracing

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people have realised the importance of masks. Previously, masks were worn in polluted cities to protect the lungs from air pollution or by medical professionals whilst treating patients or performing operations.   With the COVID pandemic, everyone has started using masks as it is the most effective and cheapest way to protect […]

The Basics of Surgical Masks You Need to Know

Surgical masks play a crucial role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. For years, healthcare professionals have used them to keep both patients and themselves safe from harmful microorganisms. In recent times, surgical masks have become more frequent in public settings, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. The need for surgical masks in Australia has […]

A Guide to Class 1 Medical Devices and Their Uses

Medical devices and products have many advantages but need regulation for safe usage. The effectiveness of a device is determined by the regulatory laws set by the Australian Government’s health department for each class to ensure the product is safe for general use. Medical devices are available in different classes, depending on their characteristics and […]

How PPE Keeps Healthcare Workers Safe

For generations, healthcare professionals and patients have relied on personal protective equipment (PPE) to shield them from infectious diseases. In Australia, the tradition of using PPE in healthcare began in the early 1900s in response to outbreaks of diseases like tuberculosis and bubonic plague. At that time, healthcare workers would resort to essential PPE like […]

The Role of PPE in Industrial Settings

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people have realised the importance of masks. Previously, masks were worn in polluted cities to protect the lungs from air pollution or by medical professionals whilst treating patients or performing operations.   With the COVID pandemic, everyone has started using masks as it is the most effective and cheapest way to protect […]