Personal Protective Equipment
PPE practice should be in keeping with regional standard established by the Champlain Health Regional Incident Command as of April 22, 2020.
For usual care of ALL admitted patients and while on inpatient wards please wear a procedure mask* as part of routine practice.
*can be worn for several hours, unless visibly damaged, soiled, or wet
For routine care of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients please follow the following steps for donning and doffing contact/droplet PPE:
For routine care of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients who are undergoing an Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure (AGMP), please follow the following steps for donning and doffing airborne/contact/droplet PPE:
Watch the Kwadcast Webinar #2: "COVID-19: What You Need To Know About Personal Protective Equipment" - also discusses use of PPE during exposure to AGMP
TOH staff can stay up to date on TOH's Infection Prevention and Control Covid-19 Sharepoint page here:
Updated April 24, 2020