11th December 2019


What PPE to wear for contact precautions?

Standard precautions include:
  • Hand hygiene.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks)
  • Safe injection practices.
  • Safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the patient environment, and.
  • Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.

What is personal protective equipment in healthcare?

materials” (OSHA) PPE Use in Healthcare Settings. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is “specialized clothing or equipment, worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials.”
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