– entity continues to boost safety for its workers
In the Georgetown Hospital’s continuous effort to boost the safety for its staffers, the corporation yesterday held a workshop which was aimed at training staffers how to use the N95 respirator mask.
The N95 respirator mask is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators. The mask filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil.
The training was made possible by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The training was held at the Resource Centre of the GPHC and was facilitated by Dr. David Brett-Major of the Military Academy along with his medical team, which comprised four other practitioners.
Yesterday’s training exercise saw the participation of the Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Quality and Assistant Quality Assurance Officers along with the senior and junior Departmental supervisors.
The training also attracted staffers from the Chest Clinic and the National Care and Treatment Centre.
Programme Facilitator Dr Brett-Major explained that the N95 respirator is a protective mask used for preventing airborne (up to 95%, hence the name N95) particles from being inhaled by staffers, especially those attached to the infectious disease ward.
Dr. Brett-Major further noted that the mask could only be used for 12 hours, and it was very important for persons who are intent on using the mask, to know how exactly how it is worn.
Staffers at the Georgetown hospital will now be fitted with their personal respirators in the institution’s endeavour to provide safety for its workers.
Mahaica man knifed while fighting off bandit
While walking along Brickdam on Monday night last, forty-five year-old Orin Bacchus, of Jonestown, Mahaica, was stabbed about his body by a bandit, who later robbed him of his valuables.
According to a police press release, at around 22:00 hrs on the day in question, the lone knife-wielding perpetrator attacked Bacchus, relieving him of his cell phone and $7,500. However, a scuffle ensued between the men, resulting in Bacchus being stabbed in his chest and abdomen.
The report stated that Bacchus was admitted to the GPHC, however, efforts by this newspaper to locate the injured man were unsuccessful. It is believed that Bacchus may have been treated and discharged
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