Using visors and eye protection PPE
From Samantha Everett
The personal protective equipment (PPE) required will depend on whether you have direct patient contact and whether you are carrying out an aerosol-generating procedure. There is further detail on this in the BMJ Learning module but the guidelines for managing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 have been changing rapidly and we advise that you check these regularly for updates.
An FFP3 or N95 mask is needed for aerosol-generating procedures, in combination with a full length, long sleeved gown (rather than apron), hat, visor, and long cuffed gloves.
The correct order for donning (putting on) PPE is as follows:
The order for doffing (removal of) PPE is:
Gloves, then hand hygiene
Apron or gown
Eye protection, then hand hygiene,
Surgical face mask or FFP3 respirator, followed by hand hygiene