Donning PPE: Inspect PPE Prior to Donning

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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

Visually inspect the PPE ensemble to be worn to ensure that it is in serviceable condition, that all required PPE and supplies are available, and that the sizes selected are correct for the healthcare provider.

Some PAPR models are self-contained. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully for the specific PAPR model you are using. Test the PAPR to ensure the battery is fully charged and the air flow is working properly. Visually inspect the PAPR hood to ensure there are no cracks in the face shield and the hood is intact.

The trained observer reviews the donning sequence with the healthcare provider before the healthcare provider begins the donning process and reads it to the healthcare provider in a step-by-step fashion using a checklist.