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Proper Sequence For Removing Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is special equipment used to create a barrier between people and bacteria that reduces the chance that people come into contact with and spread the bacteria. Personal protective equipment helps prevent the spread of germs in hospitals, which protects people and health care workers from infection. All hospital staff, patients and visitors should use personal protective equipment when they may come into contact with blood or other bodily fluids.

1. Classification of personal protective equipment

1. Gloves. Wearing gloves can protect your hands from germs and help reduce the spread of germs.

2. Face protection equipment, generally including masks, face shields and goggles. Masks cover the mouth and nose, and face shields and goggles protect the mucous membranes in the eyes from bacteria in blood and other bodily fluids.

3. Protective clothing, including burqas, aprons, head coverings and shoe covers.


2. What is the correct sequence for removing personal protective equipment?

1. Remove the waterproof apron and dispose of it safely. If the apron is to be reused, put it in a container with sanitizer.

2. If safety shoe covers are on, remove them while still wearing gloves.

3. Remove protective clothing and gloves and roll them inside out for safe disposal.

4. Perform hand disinfection and keep hands clean.

5. If wearing a hood, remove it from the back of your head now.

6. Remove face protection: first remove the goggles and place in a separate container for reprocessing; then remove the face shield from the back of the head; when removing the mask, do not touch the outside of the mask. If it is a lace-up mask, you need to untie the straps of the mask from the back of the head, first untie the lower straps, and then untie the upper ones.

7. Perform hand sanitization.