Knowing what form of Personal Protection Equipment to use – and how to use it properly – in each clinical situation is imperative to limiting possible COVID exposure for staff and for patients. Below are some resources to use as guides as all staff members navigate through this time of active COVID virus transmission.
Guidelines for N95 Respirator Use – This chart can be printed and posted in all work areas to help remind you and your colleagues of the importance of proper PPE use.
N95 Skin Irritation Injuries – For those who must wear respirators for prolonged periods of time, there is a risk for skin breakdown due to pressure. This graphic, which can be printed out, offers suggestions on how to help manage this issue.