Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):
- What are the PPE recommendation for suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 patient?
- How do I put on and take off PPE safely?
- When do I need to use a P2/N95 mask?
- What are examples of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP)?
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)
All staff should watch and read the following resources:
To ensure staff are doffing correctly use Doffing procedure checklist
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
- How to put on and fit check a P2 mask (PDF, 1.98MB)
- How to put on and fit check a P2 respirator/mask (PDF, 147KB)
Examples of AGPs include:
- Tracheal intubation
- Non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP, CPAP)
- High flow nasal oxygen therapy
- Manual ventilation before intubation
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Sputum collection
How to collect a Nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 testing below:
- Please watch the Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens with the Swab Technique
- Use of scrubs for non-procedural areas (PDF 518KB). (Memo from Nicole Waldron, COO – Hospitals)