If you are at risk of being exposed to a patient’s body fluids or an infectious disease, you should be wearing PPE.  You must take care when putting on PPE to not damage it, or introduce contaminants, and when taking it off again so that you don't get contaminants on yourself.

Have a look at these resources for useful information about putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) PPE:

Videos made by Kerrigan, VSO from Whangarei Kaipara Area 2

Remember to remove any hand or wrist jewellery and watches and wash your hands before donning PPE.

Handwashing 101

 

Donning PPE

Doffing PPE

Donning coveralls

Doffing coveralls

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