Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Adtemp Non-Contact Skin Surface Thermometer American Diagnostic Corp 429


    Adtemp Non-Contact Thermometer Large Backlit Display 1 Second

    The Adtemp™ 429 Non-Contact Thermometer features an infrared sensor that reads temperature from the middle of the forehead with no skin contact required for a safe and comfortable experience that minimizes the risk of cross-contamination.Infrared sensor...

  • McKesson Single Patient Skin Thermometer McKesson Brand 16-TSTRP


    McKesson Forehead Temperature Strips - Disposable Skin Thermometer

    Package Count: 100. McKesson forehead temperature strips provide a convenient, accurate, and inexpensive way to monitor a patient’s temperature. The lit bars indicate proper numerical reading in seconds.Provides convenient, accurate and inexpensive way...

  • Honeywell DC365 Particulate Respirator Mask Honeywell Safety Products DC365N95HC


    Honeywell DC365 Medical N95 Respirator Mask, Surgical Face Mask

    The Honeywell DC365 Surgical N95 Respirator is an easy-to-don and doff, high fluid-resistant surgical respirator designed for clinician satisfaction across the spectrum of care. NIOSH-certified Surgical N95 (NIOSH 42CFR 84) The Honeywell DC365 Surgical...

    Starting at $39.01
  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer GOJO 2156-08


    Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Ethyl Alcohol Sanitizing Gel, 1000 mL

    Improve hand hygiene with Purell® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel. It contains the active ingredient ethyl alcohol that effectively kills 99.99 percent of common germs. Purell® Advanced hand sanitizer gel, 1,000 mL, is free of triclosan, phthalates and...

    Starting at $22.99
  • McKesson Procedure Mask with Eye Shield McKesson Brand 91-2600


    McKesson Fluid Resistant Procedure Mask with Anti-Fog Eye Shield

    McKesson Procedure Masks are designed to be an economical, flat, earloop face mask with standard pleats for general patient care applications.Comfortable, cool, and breathable Blue Splash-resistant and anti-fog Single use Wrap-around visor provides...

    Starting at $28.68
  • McKesson Procedure Mask McKesson Brand 91-2102


    McKesson Medical Face Mask - Surgical Procedure Masks, Blue, ASTM Level 1

    McKesson medical face masks are constructed with a three-layer, nonwoven fabric featuring a spunbond polypropylene on the inner and outer layers and a meltblown polypropylene middle layer. Available in blue, yellow, and white, McKesson offers a range of...

    Starting at $14.09
  • SoClean Device Disinfector SoClean Inc SC1500


    SoClean Device Disinfector with Filter, AC Power Adapter

    Introducing the new SoClean Device Disinfector. The device uses advanced ozone technology to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on smartphones and other everyday items, in minutes. The SoClean Device Disinfector reaches surfaces where UV light can’t...

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the phrase “personal protective equipment (PPE)” into widespread use. Whether you’re trying to protect yourself or someone else, understanding the different types of PPE is essential.

Face Masks

There are two distinct types of masks, and which one is most appropriate for you depends on your purpose for wearing it. Medical masks, or surgical masks (the type of disposable mask most people are now familiar with), primarily protect you from droplets or splashes of liquid and filter out large particles. However, they do not fit tightly or form a seal and offer little to no protection against airborne pathogens.

Respirator masks (such as the “N95” masks discussed so often) are more effective overall; they fit the contours of the wearer’s face and filter out both large and small particles while also protecting them from droplets. In addition, respirator masks filter out at least 95% of airborne pathogens. Respirator masks include the N95, KN95, and FFP2.

Face Shields

Some infections spread through contact with the mucous membranes in the eyes. Disposable face shields, consisting of a clear plastic full-face visor attached to a headband, protect your eyes from droplets and splashes that contaminate them with infectious microorganisms. Some types of face masks may also have a built-in clear plastic face shield that extends upward from the top of the mask and protects the eyes.


Disposable gloves protect both the wearer and anyone they may touch. They protect the person wearing them from any microorganisms their hands may come in contact with and others from any pathogens that may be present on the wearer’s hands. Gloves come in various sizes, and it’s important to choose gloves that fit snugly but not tightly.

Gloves are often made of latex, though nitrile is also common. If you have a latex allergy, ensure that the gloves you choose are nitrile or clearly state that they are latex-free. Powder dusting the inside of the gloves makes them easier to put on and take off, and keeps hands dry, which may be helpful if you will be wearing gloves for long periods or in hot conditions. If you want to avoid powder, look for a brand labeled powder-free.


Like gloves, gowns can protect both the wearer and those around them. Gowns offer four different levels of protection, suitable for different situations.

  • Level 1 is for basic care, isolation, or as cover for visitors to the particularly vulnerable.
  • Level 2 is appropriate for low-risk situations, such as when drawing blood.
  • Level 3 is for moderate-risk scenarios such as inserting IVs or arterial blood draws.
  • Level 4 is the highest level of protection, appropriate in cases of the infectious but non-airborne disease.
Protective gowns are on-size-fits-most