How Hospitals are Using Plastic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, an unlikely hero has emerged on the frontline: plastic. More than just a material used to manufacture boats, caravans and cars, plastic is being used as an effective way to protect patients, healthcare workers and everyday citizens from Coronavirus.

Want to know more about how Perth-based company BCJ Plastic Products is working double time to safeguard the health of Australians? Read on to discover some of the plastic products currently being used in workplaces and hospitals around the country.

Aerosol Boxes

Designed to slip securely onto hospital beds, the Aerosol Box is made from acrylic or transparent polycarbonate sheets. It covers the head of patients to help prevent the spread of infected droplets. The box can be cleaned and disinfected with bleach after every use, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective addition to any hospital or GP clinic.

Face Shields

Person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 can occur when microdroplets from a sneeze or cough infiltrate the body through mucous membranes (i.e. wet parts of the face, such as the mouth, eyes and nose). Face shields offer effective defence against stray droplets and could play an important role in flattening the Coronavirus curve.

Whether used as an alternative to face masks, which are currently in short supply or as a complementary measure, plastic face shields are making waves in the medical sphere. At a time when personal protective equipment (PPE) is in short supply, face shields are stepping up to prevent the spreading of COVID-19.

Isolation Screens/Plastic Barriers

Designed to protect frontline workers, isolation screens can be installed anywhere from hospital reception desks to grocery stores. They create a solid barrier between individuals and are an effective way to prevent the potential spread of highly infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

BCJ Plastic Products manufactures its plastic barriers from acrylic, a useful material that’s transparent, lightweight and scratch resistant. Using laser technology, it can be cut into extremely fine shapes, which makes it ideal for fitting to curved desks and other oddly-shaped spaces.

Baby Bassinets

While COVID-19 has a high death rate in the older demographic, there are still reports of child fatalities caused by infectious diseases. Designed for use in hospitals that could be treating COVID-19 patients, these baby bassinets are made from transparent polycarbonate sheets that are dried overnight and vacuum-formed over a mould to create a tub shape. The clean lines are an important part of the design, as they prevent COVID-19 bacteria from living in any crevices.

 

Do you require isolation screens, face shields, aerosol boxes or other protection from COVID-19 for your hospital or workplace? Get a quote online or call us on (08) 9353 3477 to find out more about how we can all help flatten the curve and assist businesses in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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