Ensure that patients and staff use the main department entrance and do not enter the department without permission and without specific reason.
Do not allow patients to wait in the waiting room for long periods, adapt international social distancing or or adapt best practice of local and national guideline.
For mobile radiography liaise with clinical team to arrange an appropriate time
Confirm that medical exposure has been justified as urgent accordingly and/or cannot be rescheduled
Inform the referring physician that the patient should enter the department wearing the appropriate mask in accordance with the Hospital Infectious Diseases Committee guidelines.
Appropriate fit-tested radiographer to undertake general and mobile radiography where aerosol generating procedures are performed and if possible, to work in pairs
Ensure areas and equipment have been adequately disinfected-decontaminated.
Disinfect - wash hands.
Don PPE appropriate for the clinical task being performed with all appropriate steps - for AGP situations:-
Perform Hand Hygiene
Put on long sleeve fluid resistant gown
Put on N95/FFP2/FFP3 or PAPR (If radiographer wears glasses take off until FFP is secured in place- put glasses back on)
Place Face mask (if reuses N95/FFP2/FFP3 mask face serves as barrier) or googles in place (If reuses N95/FFP2/FFP3 put surgical mask over your N95/FFP2/FFP3) (The facial mask should be put on first, then head/hair cover that covers all hair
and both ears.)
Clean hands with antibacterial liquid before putting on gloves and put on non-Sterile Nitrile gloves (be sure gloves cover cuffs of gown)