Top 5 PPE & Health Essentials for Physical Therapists

Is your practice ready to reopen? As we continue to navigate the current healthcare crisis, it’s vital that your physical therapy practice is stocked with the PPE and health essentials you need to protect employees and patients. MeyerPT is your single source solution for high-demand supplies. We are working around the clock, actively monitoring inventory levels to ensure you have access to the latest, most up-to-date list of ready-to-order products. From gloves and hand sanitizer to face masks and disinfectant, rely on MeyerPT for your product needs. 

Learn more below about PPE & health essentials for your practice. 

Surface Cleaners

To maintain surfaces between patients, stock up on a selection of one-step surface cleaners and disinfectants. MeyerPT carries a variety of surface cleaners formulated to cut through dirt and grime or to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. While using a surface cleaner, consider using a disposable towel to help prevent cross contamination. 

Pulse Oximeter

A fingertip pulse oximeter is engineered to provide a non-invasive spot-check measurement to monitor oxygen levels through the finger. The BodyMed® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter available at MeyerPT displays SpO2/pulse rate data using an advanced DSP algorithm that can diminish the impact that motion can have on readings. A portable pulse oximeter is easy to use at the office, gym, in the car or airplane, or at home. 

Face Masks

MeyerPT carries 3-Ply Earloop Masks, KN95 Masks, and Layered Cloth Face Masks for personal protection to reduce exposure to harmful particles. 3-Ply Earloop Masks are designed for single use, KN95 Masks create a seal around the face with an adjustable nosepiece, and the Layered Cloth Face Masks are machine washable. 

How to Put On & Remove a Face Mask

Step 1: Wash the hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 

Step 2: Take the mask and place it over the mouth and nose, ensuring there are no gaps. Take the ear loops and secure them behind the ears.

Step 3: To remove, avoid touching the front of the mask that is exposed. Remove the mask from behind and discard. Again, wash the hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer is recommended for use when soap and water are not available. The BodyMed® Hand Sanitizer available at MeyerPT is unscented and helps to reduce microbial presence with 70% Ethyl Alcohol. Customize the scent by adding essential oil to the container; approx. maximum ratio .25 oz. essential oil to 1 gallon sanitizer.

Gloves

Vinyl, powder-free exam gloves are ideal for providing care in procedures involving minimal risk of biological contamination. When placing an order for disposable exam gloves, be sure to order a variety of sizes since they should be form-fitted. At MeyerPT, we carry both vinyl and nitrile exam gloves. 

What is the difference?

Nitrile gloves are made with a synthetic rubber compound, have a higher puncture resistance than other glove material, and have a better chemical resistance. 

Vinyl gloves are more economical, durable gloves that have anti-static properties, are best used with non-hazardous materials, and are not made with natural rubber latex.


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