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Personal Protective Equipment

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Multisociety, 2016

PPE (eg, gloves, gowns, eyewear and respiratory protection devices) should be readily available and should be used to protect workers from exposure to chemicals, blood, and other potentially infectious material.

HICPAC, 2016

Personnel should have convenient access to appropriate PPE, and monitoring for exposure to processing chemicals when applicable.

AORN, 2016

Recommended PPE: Cuffed general-purpose utility gloves fitted at the wrist or above, preventing contact with contaminated water. Exam gloves should not be used. A liquid-resistant covering with sleeves, such as a surgical gown. If possiblity of become soaked in blood or fluid, an impermeable level 4 gown. A fluid-resistant face mask and eye protection. Decontaminated at least daily and between employees. Discard if integrity compromised. PPE should be removed and hands washed after processing. Before handiing disinfected endoscopes, don CLEAN PPE.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Recommended PPE: Cuffed general-purpose utility gloves fitted at the wrist or above, preventing contact with contaminated water. Exam gloves should not be used. A liquid-resistant covering with sleeves, such as a surgical gown. If possiblity of become soaked in blood or fluid, an impermeable level 4 gown. A fluid-resistant face mask and eye protection. Decontaminated at least daily and between employees. Discard if integrity compromised. PPE should be removed and hands washed after processing. Before handiing disinfected endoscopes, don CLEAN PPE.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Per manufacturers' IFUs. PPE should be provided to staff based on the risks associated with certain tasks. Staff should be trained in the proper donning and removal of PPE to avoid bacterial or chemical exposure.

CMS, 2016

Personnel working in decontamination areas and handling contaminated equipment wear PPE.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn and includes: Hair covering/cap, Face mask/shield, Fluid resistant gown, and Gloves used should be durable to prevent tearing and leaking of chemicals and/or contaminated fluids when the user’s hands are under water.

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