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Aug 6, 2021
Mackwell Health forms respiratory partnership with Corpro 6 August 2021 × MATT PRIESTLEY The pandemic has put personal protective equipment (PPE), and more prominently respiratory protective equipment (RPE), into the spotlight. As a by-product of this, the conversations surrounding the adequacy, suitability and potential impacts of RPE, particularly in the healthcare environment, have never been so commonplace. A mask’s protection level and fit are paramount, but more thought is being given to the potential long-term negative impacts of certain types of masks, such as the gradual mounting costs and waste generated by surgical and other disposable masks. Through Mackwell Health’s and Corpro’s partnership, the objective is to address such issues and give healthcare professionals the choice of a comfortable, sustainable solution with exceptional protection. Corpro are UK producers of reusable half masks, full face masks and various filters, along with a range of medical accessories. Corpro’s respirators and filtration products are both easy to decontaminate and fully maintainable. Imminently, Corpro will be releasing a number of healthcare-centric and sustainable respiratory systems, including solutions which ensure protection for both mask wearers and patients, streamlined and lower profile mask alternatives, as well as innovative yet affordable positive-pressure products. Mackwell Health will be a distributor of these products, as well as being the creator of the ProtectivAir UV-powered respirator system which also incorporates a new generation of Corpro half mask. A potential worry which has been cited by healthcare workers regarding the adoption of reusable RPE is the more rigorous cleaning protocols. Hence, both businesses will also be working together to validate new methods of between-use RPE decontamination, as well as continuing to provide maintenance guidance and support.