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. 

See the Universal Approach to PPE

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:

TOH staff can stay up to date on TOH's Infection Prevention and Control Covid-19 Sharepoint page here:  
https://theottawahospital.sharepoint.com/sites/myHospital/en/Dept/InfectionPreventionandControl/Infection-Control-Notices/Pages/Emerging-Infections.aspx

Updated April 24, 2020