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Updated: 5/21/2020
PPE
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  • Texas TechHealthScienceCenter
  • Remember, each precaution standard should be donned BEFORE entering a patients room!
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  • Texas TechHealthScienceCenter
  • Standard PrecautionsApplies to all body fluids, non-intact skin and mucus membranes. These precautions include hand hygiene, clean gloves and sometimes face protection if care includes splashing of body fluids.
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  • Contact Precautions Protects vs. respiratory and wound infections, shigella, impetigo and others. These precautions include hand hygiene, a private/room with other similarly infected patients, gloves/gown for caregivers and visitors.
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  • Droplet PrecautionsProtects vs. > 5 mcg droplets that travel 3-6 ft. like pneumonia, flu, sepsis and others. These precautions include hand hygiene, private room with other similarly infected patients, masks, gown, gloves and goggles/face shield.
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  • Airborne PrecautionsProtects vs. droplets < 5 mcg like measles, varicella, pulmonary or laryngeal TB. These precautions include hand hygiene, private room, masks/respirators (N95 or HEPA), negative pressure airflow, gloves, gown and goggles if splashing occurs/anticipated.
  • COVID-19 PrecautionsCDC states appropriate PPE includes an isolation gown, N95 mask (or facemask), face shield/goggles and gloves. Hand hygiene is crucial for COVID-19 precautions. Hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol can be used as alternative if soap and water are not near.
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