Full Barrier Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Donning and doffing of personal protective equipment when using a PAPR.

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

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Placement
High Risk Procedures with Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Before ENTERING Negative Air Space

Put on shoe covers. Do not use photo without permission.

  • Step 2
    Attach PAPR hose to power pack


    • Turn power pack on.
    • Verify air flow to hood.
Attach papr hose to hood. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 3
    Put on head cover if half-hood is used


    • Hair must be covered.
    • Head cover is not needed if full hood is used.
put on head cover. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 4
    Put on power pack


    • Place power pack on mid-back and secure belt clasp around waist.
    • Turn on power pack.
Put on power pack. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 5
    Attach PAPR hose to hood; place hood over head


    • Fully cover the face and chin.
attach hose. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 6
    Put on fluid-resistant gown and gloves

    • Insert thumb into thumb hole.
    • Tie securely in back.

    • Pull gloves over sleeves to cover wrist.


Put on gown. Do not use photo without permission.

tie gown in back. Do not use photo without permission.

pull gloves to cover wrist. Do not use photo without permission.



Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Removal

Before LEAVING Negative Air Space


Discard used items in red bag.

Following completion of patient cares and while still in negative air space:


remove shoe covers. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 2
    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.

roll gown. Do not use photo without permission.

keep hands on outside of gown. Do not use photo without permission.





  • Step 3
    Perform hand hygiene


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

    • Put on a new pair of gloves.

wash hands. Do not use photo without permission.


Clean hands. Do not use photo without permission.

LEAVE Negative Air Space, CLOSE Door


When using a PAPR, an assistant is required during PPE removal to assure proper removal and minimize contamination of equipment.


  • Step 4
    Gloves

    Assistant: Put on gloves.

Put on gloves. Do not use photo without permission.
  • Step 5
    Battery pack


    • Unfasten battery pack.

    Assistant: Support battery pack while wearer unfastens pack.

Unfasten battery pack and support. Do not use photo without permission.

 

  • Step 6
    Hood and head cover


    • Remove hood and head cover.
    • Discard head cover.

    Assistant: Continue supporting battery pack.

removing hood. Do not use photo without permission.


  • Step 7
    Detach PAPR hose from hood


    • Hold hood and hose away from body to avoid contaminating clothing.

    • Hand hose to assistant.
    • Place PAPR hood in designated receptacle for reprocessing or disposal.



Assistant: Place hose and power pack in designated receptacle for reprocessing.

detach hood. Do not use photo without permission.

handinghose to assistant. Do not use photo without permission.

assistant reprossessing hose Do not use photo without permission.

 

  • Step 8
    Remove and discard gloves
    and
    perform hand hygiene

    • All personnel remove and discard gloves.

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

Wash hands. Do not use photo without permission.

Clean hands. Do not use photo without permission.

Decontaminate power pack, hose and hood per facility procedures before reuse.
 

Please do not use photos without permission.

 

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