I work in Canada, and our directives have been droplet precautions (gloves, gown, surgical mask with face shield) and only wear an n95 with eye protection if you are involved in an aerosol producing procedure like intubating, or if a patient is on a ventilator.
Now my question is, what have you guys been directed to do in terms of PPE for covid from around the world?
We have not been told to wear any sort of hair cover, but in multiple videos from other countries I see people have their hair covered, is this something I should raise with my department / union? I'm front line in this whole mess, I just want to make sure my coworkers are properly protected. Curious to hear the directives you have all been given from various places in the world : )
This is the directive we have been given in Alberta Canada, please share yours from around the world!!!!!!
Proper use of PPE :
Please make sure you are aware of the Contact and Droplet precautions staff and physicians are advised to use when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, including using a procedure mask, gown, eye protection and gloves. As recommended by WHO and the Public Health Agency of Canada, N95 respirators are not required unless performing certain procedures that can cause droplets from the nose or mouth to become airborne. It is critical staff understand PPE requirements, which are compliant with AHS Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) standards and are being followed by all other provincial health systems. Review the PPE checklist and the proper procedures for donning and doffing of PPE.
Please continue with the responsible use of supplies such as N95 masks and hand sanitizer for clinical purposes only. We must ensure these supplies remain at AHS facilities and available for use in the healthcare system.
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