Bite Proof Arm Guards Can Protect You From Human Bites
Written by: Robert Kaiser
“There is no doubt in my mind, bite proof arm guards can help protect mental health care professionals and special educational needs teachers from physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and subsequent psychological distress”, says Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, the firm behind this new type of protective clothing.
According to The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, bite injuries represent 1% of all emergency department admissions in the United States.
A low figure of 1% of all emergency department admissions is nevertheless an incredibly high number overall.
Teaching professionals working within schools specialised in severe learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, special needs or autism, as well as care workers within mental health care and psychiatric hospitals, are aware that human bites can be relatively frequent in their work environment, and many seek protection from the subsequent injuries.
Robert Kaiser states:
“Bite injuries can of course become infected and mental health care professionals could subsequently be contaminated with pathogens. Transmissions of potentially life threatening viruses, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are also a part of reality”.
Looking at the potential and realistic consequences, we must look at all possible options in order to help protect health care professionals from such consequences, which in the worst case scenario can include death following the transmission of an incurable virus.
BitePRO® Bite Proof Arm Guards have proven to effectively assist in protecting against these risks and thus the potential and realistic consequences of a bite from a human
A padded (impact absorbing) version of their ever so popular Version 1 arm guard model is also available, also effectively reducing the severity of bruising.
Debbie Townsend, Physical Intervention Training Manager of the UK based Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust once said:
“Human bites can cause both physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and psychological distress to staff… our staff teams is usually aware of the potential for human bites from records of previous incidents and preventative steps (incl the provision of bite resistant clothing and arm guards) are taken.”
PPSS Group is a global leader of high performance protective clothing, such as bite resistant clothing.
With distribution in a number of countries, our field tested, certified and durable products are currently being worn by thousands of public facing professionals in countries around the world.
For further information please visit www.bite-pro.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org