• Why we need full PPE to perform wax removal

    Why we need full PPE to perform wax removal

    Any form of wax removal is an aerosol generating procedure, meaning that tiny particles of moisture are airborne. Because the Coronavirus is transmitted through the air and is highly contagious, we have to wear the full PPE, including gown, gloves, filtered mask and visor to protect ourselves and our clients. 

    What is an aerosol generating procedure (AGP)? Aerosols are produced when an air current moves across the surface of a film of liquid; the greater the force of the air, the smaller the particles that are produced. Aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) are defined as any medical and patient care procedure that results in the production of airborne particles (aerosols).

    PPE requirement guide for aerosol generating procedures

    This illustration from Public Health England explains the requirements if performing AGP procedures. 

    PPE for aerosol generating procedures

    Ear wax management

    If you’d like to make an appointment about ear wax removal, please get in touch with us by email, fill in our online contact form, or call us on 0345 222 0579

     

     

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  • mitz says:Reply
    June 15, 2020 at 12:56 am

    since ear wax removal is an aerosol generating procedure, is safe to do the procedure, if you are wearing a full ppe?

    • Help In Hearing says:Reply
      June 19, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Hi Mitz, yes, we do use the full PPE equipment for microsuction to protect ourselves and our clients. This includes gown, gloves, filtered mask and visor. Please let us know if you’d like to make an appointment as we are now able to carry out this treatment.