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Protecting Healthcare Personnel

The resources on this page are intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare work environment through improved use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare personnel.

Guidelines

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007 [PDF - 3.80 MB] This document is intended for use by infection control staff, healthcare epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, nurses, other healthcare providers, and persons responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs for healthcare settings across the continuum of care.

Guidelines for Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel, 1998 [PDF - 1.04 MB]
This guideline is designed to provide methods for reducing the transmission of infections from patients to healthcare personnel and from healthcare personnel to patients.

Additional healthcare infection control guidelines are at the HICPAC Publications page.


Slides

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare Settings

CDC has developed this slide set for use by staff development, infection control, and occupational health personnel for training healthcare personnel on how to select and use personal protective equipment PPE to protect themselves from exposure to microbiological hazards in the healthcare setting.

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Posters

Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment

These posters demonstrate the sequence for donning and removing PPE. The posters provide key instructions to reinforce safe practices and are intended to limit the spread of contamination.

English Version, 8.5" x 11" size [PDF - 934 KB]

English /Spanish Version, 13" x 22" size[PDF 782 KB]

English /Spanish Version, 14" x 8.5" size [PDF 757 KB]

Order the English/Spanish 13" x 22" posters from the Public Health Foundation (PHF).


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Protecting Healthcare Personnel from HIV


National Clinicians Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline)
Hotline providing clinicians with 24-hour guidance on managing occupational exposures to HIV, viral hepatitis, and other bloodborne pathogens

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Historical Resources

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