Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):

Other Clinical Information

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What are the PPE recommendation for suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 patient?

All patients with suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 require the following personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn by staff attending these patients:

  • Single use surgical mask
  • Eye protection (safety glasses/goggles or face shield)
  • Long sleeved gown
  • Gloves (non sterile)

How do I put on and take off PPE safely?

All staff should watch and read the following resources:

Video:

Posters:

To ensure staff are doffing correctly use Doffing procedure checklist


When do I need to use a P2/N95 mask?

Only use P2/N95 mask if the suspected or positive COVID-19 patient requires Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs).

The mask must be fit checked each time by the user see link below


What are examples of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP)?

Examples of AGPs include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Tracheal intubation
  • Non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP, CPAP)
  • High flow nasal oxygen therapy
  • Manual ventilation before intubation
  • Intubation
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Sputum collection
  • Suctioning

Other Clinical Information

How to collect a Nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 testing below:

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Doffing or taking off PPE:

Donning or putting on PPE: