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How to buy personal protective equipment (eBook)

Download this EMS1 personal protective equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


BSI; is the scene safe? This mantra has been engrained into every EMS providers’ memory. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in keeping EMS providers safe. It’s fair to say that gloves and, now, face masks are standard, but what else should agencies be issuing or stocking, and what else should EMS providers be utilizing?

Splash protection, ballistic vests, contagious disease protection, helmets; this is just the start of what PPE encompasses within EMS. We’re an industry that needs to be ready for anything, and personal protective equipment is a key component toward that goal. Purchasing, storing and deploying these resources becomes our challenge, as well as our opportunity.

This EMS1 guide to purchasing personal protective equipment can help you compare products, ask the right questions and get buy-in from your providers. Included in this guide:

  • Things to consider before buying
  • Implementation considerations
  • Questions to ask vendors

To download your free copy of “How to Buy Personal Protective Equipment” Buying Guide from EMS1, fill out this form.