University of California San Francisco Health: Removing PPE for  Contact Precautions

University of California San Francisco Health: Removing PPE for Contact Precautions

November 7, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Doff gown and gloves before
exiting a contact precautions room. Remove gown and
gloves simultaneously by rolling away
from your clothing to limit contamination,
and discard them in the regular waste
receptacle in the room. Wet your hands. Apply one measure of
soap to your hands. The dispensers provide
the correct amount of soap for one hand washing encounter. Rub your hands together
using friction. Clean between your
fingers, around and under your fingernails,
the backs of your hands, wrists, and palms
15 to 20 seconds. 15 to 20 seconds is one verse
of “Happy Birthday” sung slowly. Rinse your hands well
under running water. Pat your hands dry
with a paper towel. Patting your hands dry is
less abrasive than rubbing. Use a paper towel to
turn off a manual faucet. Always use the hand products
provided by the hospital, as they are formulated
to work together. Use a paper towel to
open the door to exit.