How Oil and Gas Materials Used in Hospitals Saves Lives
During this COVID-19 pandemic, access to proper medical equipment like masks, gloves and ventilators is critical to preventing and fighting the virus. Supply chains are working in overdrive to manufacture, transport, and distribute the much needed supplies to hospitals and health care workers on the front lines.
It’s not surprising that the energy industry has been identified as essential because it is necessary to power homes, hospitals and other key businesses. It also produces the fuel required to transport essential items across the country. However, most Americans may not know that oil and natural gas are also critical to the production of both durable medical equipment and personal protection equipment. Every hospital room across the country is filled with products derived from oil and gas. From latex gloves to anesthetics to examination tables, petroleum products are essential items for patients and health care workers.
Today and every day, America’s health care depends on petroleum products. Learn more about what medical supplies are derived from petroleum below.