PPE

Personal Protective Equipment Guidance & Resources

 

Available from: Sunnybrook Hospital

 

Proper Donning of PPE
Proper Doffing of PPE

 

Sources: 

Cdc.gov. 2020 Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

Last Updated 5 months ago
  • When to discard of eye protection: 
    • If it becomes visibly soiled or difficult to see through
    • If damaged
    • If visibility is obscured and reprocessing does not restore visibility
  • How to reprocess eye protection: 
    • While wearing gloves, carefully wipe the inside, followed by the outside of the face shield or goggles using a clean cloth saturated with neutral detergent solution or cleaner wipe.
    • Carefully wipe the outside of the face shield or goggles using a wipe or clean cloth saturated with EPA-registered hospital disinfectant solution.
    • Wipe the outside of face shield or goggles with clean water or alcohol to remove residue.
    • Fully dry (air dry or use clean absorbent towels).
    • Remove gloves and perform hand hygiene.

Sources:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020  Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/eye-protection.html

Last Updated 5 months ago
  • When to discard isolation gowns:
    • The same gown can be worn by the same healthcare professional when interacting with more than one patient known to be infected with the same infectious disease when these patients are housed in the same location (i.e., COVID-19 patients residing in an isolation cohort)
    • If the gown becomes visibly soiled, it must be removed and discarded as per usual practices

Sources:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/isolation-gowns.html

Last Updated 5 months ago

Sources:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Finfection-control%2Fhcp-hand-sanitizer.html

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  • When to discard N95 respirators: 
    • Following use during aerosol generating procedures
    • Contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions, or other bodily fluids from patients
    • Following close contact with any patient co-infected with an infectious disease requiring contact precautions
    • If inadvertent contact is made with the inside of the respirator, discard the respirator and perform hand hygiene as described above

 

  • A key consideration for safe extended use is that the respirator must maintain its fit and function

 

  • If you plan to re-use N95 respirators:
    • Consider use of a cleanable face shield over an N95 respirator
    • Hang used respirators in a designated storage area or keep them in a clean, breathable container (labeled paper bag) between uses
    • Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching or adjusting the respirator
    • Avoid touching the inside of the respirator. If inadvertent contact is made with the inside of the respirator, discard the respirator and perform hand hygiene as described above
    • Use a pair of clean (non-sterile) gloves when donning a used N95 respirator and performing a user seal check. Discard gloves after the N95 respirator is donned and any adjustments are made

Sources: 

CDC - Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Cdc.gov. 2020 Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

Last Updated 5 months ago

 

International Standards Equivalent to N95 according to 3M:

  • KN95
  • P2 
  • Korea 1st Class 
  • Japan DS FFRs 
  • FFP2 respirators

Sources:

Multimedia.3m.com. 2020 Available from: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1791500O/comparison-ffp2-kn95-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator-classes-tb.pdf

Cdc.gov. 2020 Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/UnderstandingDifference3-508.pdf

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