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The Infection Prevention Society has issued guidance on the use of personal protective care equipment for Covid-19 in intensive care
The Infection Prevention Society has issued guidance the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimise the risk of cross infection between patients while providing protection for both patients and staff.
The guidance, which is in question-and-answer format, explains how national guidance on the use of PPE should be applied to ensure infection prevention and control practice continue to be performed to a high standard in intensive care units (ICUs).
Topics covered include:
- Is ICU a high-risk area?
- Are accidental ventilation tubing disconnections aerosol-generating procedures?
- When do I have to put on and remove gloves?
- Why can’t we use alcohol gel to decontaminate our gloves?
- Is it safe for the central work zone to be a ‘clean’ zone?
- Do we need gowns to protect us?
- Do hair covers have any benefit in protecting staff?