Donning PPE: Introduction

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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

This donning procedure assumes the facility has elected to use a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) and a coverall. An established protocol facilitates training and compliance. Use a trained observer to verify successful compliance with the protocol.

The Trained Observer will read aloud to the healthcare provider each step in the donning procedural checklist and visually confirm and document that the step has been completed correctly. The trained observer in the donning process is a dedicated individual with the sole responsibility of ensuring adherence to the entire donning procedure.