Understanding Personal Protection
Clinically supported solutions for the entire family.
With over 20 years of medical experience, Inspira brings not only disposable solutions but clinically supported reusable options to protect from viruses and infections or other potentially harmful foreign objects. Our motto is "high quality products at affordable prices".
Face Masks and Respirators
Face masks and Respirators are designed for specific purposes from medical to non-medical. They can either protect the wearer from external issues or protect others from the wearer. The surgical style mask or respirators with or without valves all have their respective purposes.
Inspira sources melt blown filtered disposable options, clinically demonstrated to be consistently more reliable and more effective than the alternative soft bound filters. While soft bound filters may be a low cost option and more readily available, they remain an unreliable consistent risk that Inspira has chosen to avoid.
Can Face Masks or Respirators help slow the spread of the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Face Masks and Respirators, combined with other preventive measures, such as vaccination, frequent hand-washing, and physical distancing, can all help slow the spread of bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19.
Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. It is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask however, choosing the best mask can only offer better protection than non-filtered cloth masks.
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, the government recommends that you wear the most protective mask.
Masks and respirators are effective at reducing transmission of bacteria causing viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 when worn consistently and correctly.
Some masks and respirators offer higher levels of protection than others, and some may be harder to tolerate or wear consistently than others. It is most important to wear a well-fitting mask or respirator correctly that is comfortable for you and that provides good protection.
While all masks and respirators provide various levels of protection, a properly fitted appropriate respirator will provide the optimal level of protection.
Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are the preferred means of testing for COVID-19 for most Australians. These tests are quick and accurate, particularly if you have symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
You should take a rapid antigen test:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 infection, no matter how mild
If you are in a household or in close contact with someone who has COVID-19
If you are a social contact with someone who has COVID-19. This includes workplaces and educational facilities
Before attending a crowded event, social gathering, or visiting people at risk of serious illness, for example, when a test is required to attend a hospital or other health care setting. This is because COVID-19 can spread before you have symptoms. You can help protect others by checking you are negative before leaving home
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and you return a negative rapid antigen test you should stay home until your symptoms go away and repeat rapid antigen testing over the next several days
Industrial or Medical Protection solutions
Glasses and other protective clothing can help protect from bacteria, toxic gases, or foreign objects compromising the body as a result of workplace conditions. Often, these items can be found in both medical and non-medical settings.
At Inspira, we have sought a selection of high quality products that meet and exceed the relevant Australian Standards.
Hand washing or Hygiene
While it may be considered a daily task or a form of common sense but unfortunately, a greater majority of people either skip hand washing or don't wash their hands effectively. While we may not be performing surgery or work in a sterile environment it doesn't negate the need for proper hygiene especially in areas such as preparing food, touching a loved one, or other forms of direct or indirect contact can spread germs and diseases.
Washing hands can keep not only you healthy, but prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or via surfaces when you: Touch your eyes, nose, and/or mouth with unwashed hands. Never prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands.
How to Wash your hands:
- Wet hands with warm water.
- Apply a small amount of liquid soap.
- Rub palms together (away from the water).
- Rubs fingers and thumbs, and the bits between.
- Rub nails on palms.
- Rub the back of each hand.
- Rinse with clean, running water.
- Dry thoroughly with a clean, dry towel.
If soap and water aren’t available and your hands already look clean, you can use a hand sanitiser to help kill the germs on your hands.