Dressing and undressing procedures for healthcare personnel
1. Dressing and undressing procedures for healthcare personnel
Compared to preventive measures for the community, additional precautions are required for healthcare workers. Such measures are pivotal for personal protection, and to prevent transmission in the healthcare setting. Thus, when caring for patients with COVID-19 using personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately is of utmost importance.
According to indications from the World Health Organization, in view of the global PPE shortage, the strategies to optimize the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) are the following:
According to the type of activity and local indications, recommended radiographers PPE during the outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak could differ.
Below the two WHO recommended dressing pamphlets:
- How to put on PPE, including gown (Figure 1);
- How to put on PPE, including coverall (Figure 2).