Infection Control for Healthcare Level 2 (VTQ)

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Pandemic PPE

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PPE Demonstration: Donning and Doffing

Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Before nursing a patient in isolation or at risk of infection, follow these steps to don PPE:

  • Apron: Begin by putting on an apron, ensuring it is securely tied behind.
  • Mask: Next, wear a standard face mask, ensuring it covers both nose and mouth and adjusting the metal strap.
  • Gloves: Finally, put on gloves, being careful not to touch the fingers or thumbs.

Additional Precautions

Consider having a colleague assist when donning PPE, especially before entering a contaminated area.

Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

After nursing a patient, follow these steps to safely remove PPE:

  • Gloves: Carefully remove gloves, avoiding touching the outside surfaces, and dispose of them.
  • Apron: Remove the apron by unsnapping it from the back and disposing of it with the dirty side facing away.
  • Face Shield: Lift the straps at the back to remove the face shield and dispose of it.
  • Mask: Finally, remove the mask by lifting it from behind the ears and dispose of it without touching the front.

Remember to wash hands thoroughly after removing PPE.