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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT & DECONTAMINATION

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

AEROSOL GENERATING PROCEDURES


Based on a systematic review of aerosol-generating procedures and the risk of transmitting SARS to healthcare workers, the following procedures were identified as presenting the highest risk:


  • Tracheal intubation

  • Non-invasive ventilation

  • Tracheotomy

  • Manual ventilation before intubation (bag-valve mask ventilation)


Other potentially aerosol-generating procedures include:

  • High-flow oxygenation

  • Nebulized medications

  • Airway suctioning

  • Extubation

  • Circuit changes

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Chest compressions

  • Defibrillation

  • Manipulation of an oxygen mask, and

  • Nasogastric or orogastric tube insertion

Reference:

https://first10em.com/aerosol-generating-procedures/


http://www.emdocs.net/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-pearls-covid-19/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Frespirators-strategy%2Fcrisis-alternate-strategies.html

https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/rec906m1mD6SRH9np/Novel-Coronavirus-2019-COVID-19?MainSearch=%22Novel+Coronavirus+2019+(COVID-19)%22&SearchType=%22text%22#h.12hspcfhqx52


Aerosol & Surface distribution of COVID-19 virus in hospital wards

DONNING/DOFFING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


CAEP Position on PPE


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COVID-19 ED SHIFT DECONTAMINATION CHECKLIST

Before Work

  1. Obtain clean scrubs from machine and jacket to work in bag

  2. Remove watch and rings

After Work

  1. Wash arms with soap

  2. Place dirty scrubs in scrub machine

  3. Change into clean scrubs (jacket if needed)

  4. Wash hands

  5. Sanitize badge and phone on way out

  6. Sanitize hands

Arrive Home

  1. Shoes/work bag in garage

  2. Water bottle/lunch container in dishwasher

  3. Bag in washing machine (hot water and detergent)

  4. Shower with soap and water


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