Full Barrier Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with
N95 Respirator

Donning and doffing of personal protective equipment when using an N95 respirator.

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On this page:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Placement
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Removal

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Placement

Note: If Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is used, follow facility procedures for applying, removing, and processing equipment. PAPR or tight-fitting goggles should be worn for high-risk aerosol-generating procedures.

Before ENTERING Negative Air Space
  • Step 1
    Put on fluid-resistant gown

    • Insert thumb into thumb hole, if present.

    • Tie securely in back.

Insert thumb into thumbhole.  Do not use photo without permission.

Put on fluid resistant gown.  Do not use photo without permission.


Put on shoe covers.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 3
    Put on N95 respirator
    • Shape nosepiece to the nose with both index
      fingers. Place top band on top of head. Place lower band just above neck.

Put on N95.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 4
    Fit-check / Seal-check respirator
    • Place both hands over respirator. Exhale sharply.
      If air-leaks are detected, re-adjust respirator; exhale sharply again.
      If leak still present, seek assistance.
Fit check/seal check.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 5
    Put on head cover
    • Contain hair and cover ears.
Put on headcover.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 6
    Put on face shield
    • Fully cover the face and forehead.
Put on face sheild.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 7
    Put on gloves
    • Pull gloves over sleeves to cover wrist.
    • Change gloves:
      • when damaged or heavily contaminated
      • between procedures

Put on gloves.  Do not use photo without permission.
After ENTERING Negative Air Space
  • After entering patient room, keep gloved hands away from face and avoid
    unnecessary touching of objects or surfaces.
 


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Removal

Note: Discard used items in red bag.

Before LEAVING Negative Air Space
Remove face sheild.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 2
    Head cover

    • Remove and discard head cover.
Remove headcover.  Do not use photo without permission.
Remove shoe covers.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 4
    Gown and gloves


    • Grasp shoulders of gown and pull forward.

    • Roll outside of gown inward, folding contaminated outside layer away from your body.

    • Remove gloves while rolling gown off arms; roll gloves into gown.

    • Avoid contaminating hands. Keep hands on clean side of gown.

    • Discard gown and gloves.


Remove gown.  Do not use photo without permission.

Roll down off arms rolling gloves into gown.  Do not use photo without permission.

Keep hands on clean side of goen.  Do not use photo without permission.

  • Step 5
    Hand hygiene

    • Clean hands with antimicrobial soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

Clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub.  Do not use photo without permission.

Wash hands with antimicrobial soap and water.  Do not use photo without permission.


LEAVE Negative Air Space, CLOSE Door
  • Step 6
    N95 Respirator

    • Front of respirator is contaminated.
    • Handle only the bands.
    • To remove, pull lower band over the head first, then remove upper band.
    • Discard.
Remove respirator, handle only bands.  Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 7
    Hand Hygiene

    • Clean hands with antimicrobial soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

Clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub.  Do not use photo without permission.

Wash hands with antimicrobial soap and water.  Do not use photo without permission.

 

Please do not use photos without permission.

 

Updated Tuesday, 25-Sep-2012 12:07:41 CDT