Donning PPE: Put on Coverall
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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment
If available, coveralls with thumb hooks help secure the cuffs of the gown over the inner glove to help ensure there is not a gap between the glove and the cuff of the coverall.
Pull up the zipper completely. Ensure the coverall is large enough to allow unrestricted freedom of movement. Ensure cuffs of inner gloves are tucked under the sleeve of the coverall. If a coverall with thumb hooks is not used, facilities may consider taping the sleeve of the coverall over the inner glove to prevent potential skin exposure from separation between the sleeve and inner glove during activity. If taping is used, a tab should be created by folding the tape over at the end. This tab will help facilitate easy removal during the doffing process. Care must be taken to remove tape gently. Experience in some facilities suggests taping may increase risk by making the doffing process more difficult.
- Page last reviewed: October 29, 2014
- Page last updated: October 29, 2014
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