Updated CDC Guidance: How to Don, Doff and Dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Don, Doff and Proper Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wearing PPE will protect you of any blood and splashes of bodily fluids which can be harmful to you if it infects your skin, mouth or other part of your body. It also protects the patient from any skin cells, bacteria or spit when talking falling onto the patient especially when open wounds or operations are involved. PPE should be worn at all times such as goggles, aprons and shields.  This video will show you everything you need to know about protecting your staff members using PPE and knowing how to dispose of it. 
  1. When your staff members wear N95 respirators the employee will need to institute engineering and the controls of the workplace to ensure the safety of the workers are liable. Some will need to take an exam, attend fittings and attend training on using them. 
  2. FDA will allow the use of N95 respirators from workers that are not authorised or passed the relevant training which are normally provided by NIOSH. The only time this can be done is in emergencies. Cases that are related to COVID-19 can also be authorised the access to these respirators. 
  3. Healthcare N95 respirators require safety training to be completed every year to ensure that they are fitted correctly and are in good condition for the worker. 
  4. You can get a fit testing kit commercially allowing it to be an easy method to keep up with safety regulations. 
If you are unsure of how to dispose and understand the uses of your PPE then it is a good idea to seek help from a professional.