Guidelines for Healthcare Workers for Prevention of COVID-19

Guidelines for Healthcare Workers for Prevention of COVID-19

  • IJCEP Office

Abstract

1. Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) - Mask/ Goggle/ Face shield

• Use PPE to avoid direct contact with patient’s blood, body fluids, secretions (including respiratory secretions) and non-intact skin.

• Wear mask at all times; wear goggle, face shield as needed.

• Perform hand hygiene before putting on.

• Place the mask carefully, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose, adjust to the nose bridge, and tie it securely to minimize any gaps between the face and the mask.

• Avoid touching them while wearing it.

• Remove them using the appropriate technique: do not touch the front of the mask but untie it from behind.

• After removal or whenever a used mask/ goggles/ face shield are inadvertently touched, clean hands with an alcohol-based handrub, or soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

• Replace masks as soon as they become damp with a new clean, dry mask.

• Discard single-use masks after each use and dispose them immediately upon removal. Read more.....

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Published
2020-07-03
How to Cite
Office, I. (2020). Guidelines for Healthcare Workers for Prevention of COVID-19. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 7(2), 88. Retrieved from http://ijcep.phcog.interactivedns.com/index.php/ijcep/article/view/527