The Sterilisation Wrap Shortage Caused By COVID-19

The Sterilisation Wrap Shortage Caused By COVID-19

June 01, 2021

Since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, there is almost nothing that hasn't been affected by this turbulent health crisis. The availability of sterilisation wraps makes it to this list as the medical sector in Australia has seen a vast shortage of these vital materials.

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Made In Australia: How Local Shopping Helps Everyone

Made In Australia: How Local Shopping Helps Everyone

April 06, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about financial difficulties across many sectors and many countries. Australia may now be recovering, but some companies have been less able to bounce back compared to others in the months since, and it is now more important than ever to shop locally for your needs.

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Different first-aid kits and their benefits

Different first-aid kits and their benefits

March 26, 2021

Having a first aid kit to hand at all times is essential, whether it's in the workplace or home. However, there is a wide range of kits on the market today which stock a variety of different items for all kinds of medical emergencies. With this in mind, we're going to take a look at some of the different first aid kits available at Platinum.

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Platinum Health Supply Group Is Now ISO 9001 Certifed!

Platinum Health Supply Group Is Now ISO 9001 Certifed!

March 22, 2021

Platinum Health Supply Group has been awarded the ISO 9001 certification; you may not have heard of it, but you’ve probably used one of the millions of organisations and companies that boast its certificate across over 100 countries. ISO accreditation is effectively the international standard for quality management systems, given to companies that are found to have no severe issues; these certificates are usually renewed after three years.

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How not to wear masks

How not to wear masks

December 15, 2020

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mask you wear should cover your nose and mouth completely. It should hold the area around your ears or head tightly for a perfect fit. Putting on your face mask incorrectly exposes you and others to the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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Platinum Health Supply Group Partners With Starlight Children's Foundation

Platinum Health Supply Group Partners With Starlight Children's Foundation

December 15, 2020

Already, we’ve proudly supplied the Australian Government plus Aged Care and Education sectors with over 60 million PPE units, but now, we’ve embarked on what we believe is our most important partnership yet – with Starlight Children’s Foundation!

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What You Need To Know About Companies & Their Ethical Sourcing Programs

What You Need To Know About Companies & Their Ethical Sourcing Programs

December 15, 2020

In today’s world, knowing and understanding where the products you buy come from is easier than ever. This is because many companies have ethical sourcing programs in place, allowing their supply chains to be made visible. This blog post will offer guidance on what you should look out for to ensure that you are purchasing ethically sourced products.

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What is the difference between level 1, 2 & 3 Surgical Face Masks?

What is the difference between level 1, 2 & 3 Surgical Face Masks?

November 17, 2020

Surgical masks are an important barrier in surgery, to prevent fluids from reaching the face of the wearer as well as limiting the flow of any fluids from the wearer into the immediate area around them. The simple design is flexible enough to be able to fit any face, making them suitable for a range of situations where people of different face sizes and shapes may be wearing them. 

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Surgical Face Mask With Visors in Surgery

Why are anti-fog visors vital for surgery?

November 17, 2020

Visors are a common sight in the age of the new normal, but in surgery, visor masks have always been a necessity to prevent contamination and transmission of disease. However, they have typically presented a number of challenges, chief of which is the tendency to fog.

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How Your Mask Is Protecting You.

How Your Mask Is Protecting You.

October 06, 2020

One of the reasons that COVID-19 managed to spread so fast is that a high proportion of cases are asymptomatic. What’s more, the virus can be transmitted by people before they start showing symptoms. In this way, you may present a risk to others even if you feel well, something you can mitigate by wearing a mask.

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Hayfever and how your mask reduces symptoms

Hayfever and how your mask reduces symptoms

September 29, 2020

Wearing your personal protective equipment is important to minimise the spread of COVID19, but it seems that surgical face masks in particular have additional benefits. For the one in five Australian’s who suffer from hay fever, this will come as a welcome relief as we step into Spring.

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What is the difference between Nitrile, Vinyl & Latex gloves?

What is the difference between Nitrile, Vinyl & Latex gloves?

September 23, 2020

Gloves are an excellent way to protect your hands from coming into contact with the virus, as they can be disposed of immediately after use. Currently, the global demand for gloves is surpassing the global capacity of manufacturers, which is raising the price of gloves around the world. This is why the World Health Organisation has called for industries to increase PPE manufacturing by 40%. To learn more about the main types of gloves and how they are used in a medical setting, continue reading.

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