University of California San Francisco Health: Putting on PPE for Contact Precautions

University of California San Francisco Health: Putting on PPE for Contact Precautions

October 21, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Don gown and gloves before
entry into a contact precautions room. Remove any items from
clothing that may prevent PPE from fitting properly. Put the gown on to
completely cover shoulders. If there is a neck
and waist tie, tie the gown at
the neck and waist. If the gown slips
over the head, do so and tie the gown at the waist. If the gown has thumb holes,
do not yet put the thumb through the hole. Clean your hands. Apply one measure of
alcohol-based hand rub. Rub your hands together
between your fingers, around and under
your fingernails, the backs of your hands, your
wrists, and palms until dry. Once the ABHR is dry, if
your gown has thumb holes, place the thumbs
through the thumb holes. Place gloves on your
hand so the gloves cover the ends of the sleeves. Prior to entering the
room, you must have all PPE properly in place. Now you are ready
to open the door and safely care
for your patient.