High Quality PPE Still Available for Healthcare Simulation Educators from Medical Shipment
Personal Protective Equipment has become as important as ever among healthcare workers, including healthcare simulation educators and administrators, during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help provide the best quality medical supplies and ensure safety for learners and educators across clinical simulation training, Medical Shipment offers a number of PPE supplies. The company’s shift to providing the necessary PPE to combat the coronavirus has helped providers meet this critically important need.
“Pre-pandemic, our primary focus was providing supplies and equipment to colleges and universities across the United States. Our goal was to outfit medical simulation labs from the floor to the ceiling,” Medical Shipment Founder and CEO Dan Micic said. “Post-pandemic, our primary focus will be to continue to provide supplies that will create a safe environment for educators and students.”
Key PPE products being distributed by Medical Shipment include:
- Makrite N95 masks
- Yellow isolation gowns
- Medical-grade face shields
- GoodHands 8-ounce sanitizer pump bottle
- Protex 32 oz. disinfecting spray bottles
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Shipment has provided the supplies to achieve these safe environments for institutions including George Washington University, the College of the Desert and Maria College. By working with Medical Shipment, these institutions have been able to provide their faculty and learners with the PPE required to maintain healthcare simulation training while mitigating the risk of COVID-19 infection.
“We created multiple product lines that would be best suited for educational and healthcare environments,” Micic said. “We have products that are for ‘educational’ purposes only, and they are nonmedical products. We label this on our products if it’s nonmedical. We also have products that are for the ‘healthcare environment’, and they are medical products. We need certifications to bring medical products into the United States for the healthcare marketplace.”
High-Demand Medical Shipment PPE Products
Of the PPE products distributed by Medical Shipment, Makrite N95 masks have been highly sought after by healthcare institutions and facilities. These masks come in two sizes (medium/large and small), are NIOSH approved and serve as an FDA-approved surgical respirator. Being NIOSH approved, FDA approved and CE marked are certifications that are extremely important for the nurses fighting on the front lines.
“Makrite N95 masks are in especially high demand right now because they are a cheaper alternative compared to the 3M N95 masks with all the same certifications,” Micic explained.
Furthermore, these masks are intended to be used for protection against solids, such as those from minerals, coal, iron ore, flour and certain other substances. They are extremely durable with a soft and comfortable inner surface, and have an adjustable nose piece and secured head straps to provide a proper fit. These masks have a 510(K) number for the medical market and can be used in TB situations as recommended by OSHA.
Another popular PPE product currently being distributed by Medical Shipment are yellow isolation gowns for educational use. These gowns are a cost-effective solution for keeping learners safe while in sim labs. They are fluid-resistant with a full back that ties, and can be purchased individually, or in packs of 10 or 200.
“Our gowns stand out because they are priced competitively in the market. We offer gowns for the educational marketplace and healthcare marketplace with our own brand,” Micic added.
Equally as important during the pandemic, Medical Shipment’s medical-grade face shields provide an extra layer of protection that can be used on campus or at a hospital. At 13 x 0.5 x 9 inches, these products provide a double-sided anti-fog shield with a foam pad and elastic strap.
As an additional COVID-19 prevention measure, Medical Shipment’s distribution of GoodHands 8-ounce sanitizer pump bottles has benefited many hospital systems and academic institutions. This sanitizer contains 70% alcohol to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Protex 32 oz. disinfecting spray bottles list have also been crucial during the pandemic, as the product is on the EPA N list and has proven effective against a broad spectrum of viruses, including HIV, H1N1, MRSA, SARS2 and COVID-19. These spray bottles are useful in disinfecting vinyl exam tables; countertops and hard surfaces; ultrasound transducers; and other hard, nonporous, noncritical surfaces. The solution is gentle to sensitive equipment and alcohol-free.
“We have seen hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray jump off our shelves because of the demand across the country. The Protex disinfecting spray is approved to kill the coronavirus in less than three minutes,” Micic said. “Right now, we remain focused on sourcing PPE products now due to the increased demand.”
More About Medical Shipment
Medical Shipment is a medical supply company that provides high-quality medical supplies and ensures high standards across medical training environments. The company was founded in 2007 by Micic, and has since become a premium supplier of healthcare simulation nursing supplies and equipment.
As company president, Micic creates Medical Shipment’s strategic vision, and builds partnerships with suppliers and marketplace influencers. He also recruits domestic and international sales and account management teams. Today, Medical Shipment is a million-dollar company that takes pride in its dedication to customer service and Micic’s drive to impact the industry for the better.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.