Protecting Yourself When Doffing PPE

Tomas ME, Kundrapu S, Thota P, Sunkesula VC, Cadnum JL, Mana TS, Jencson A, O'Donnell M, Zabarsky TF, Hecker MT, Ray AJ, Wilson BM, Donskey CJ. Contamination of Health Care Personnel During Removal of Personal Protective Equipment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;

Proper technique is crucial in reducing contamination when doffing PPE. They found removing gloves vs gowns was riskier for contamination- as were witnessed lapses- suggesting feedback improves technique. With Ebola still lurking, this matters!
from cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppeposter8511.pdf

from cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppeposter8511.pdf