publication . Article . 2020

Proteção Facial e Respiratória: Perspetivas Atuais no Contexto da Pandemia por COVID-19

David Peres; José Pedro Boléo-Tomé; Gilda Santos;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 19 Jun 2020
  • Publisher: Ordem dos Médicos
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
The new SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is an example of an international public health emergency, which is associated with considerable social and economic challenges. At the healthcare level there is the risk that nosocomial outbreaks can be local amplifiers. Adequate infection control practices are of critical importance, which include proper use of personal protective equipment. This equipment must be appropriate to the pathogen transmission route that, in the case of SARS-CoV-2, occurs through droplet and contact routes. The infected individual, when talking, coughing or sneezing, spreads droplets containing the virus, directly contaminating other individuals within on...
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free text keywords: COVID-19, Equipamento de proteção individual, Máscaras faciais, SARS-CoV-2, General Medicine, Health care, business.industry, business, Eye protection, Personal protective equipment, Airborne transmission, Infection control, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, medicine, Pandemic, Eye Protective Devices, International health
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