Donning: Pre-Donning Briefing

The donning process begins when you and the health care provider engage one another and verbally review the protocol. This timeout or Pre-Briefing will involve several important parts. Both of you should first confirm that all PPE and other necessary supplies are available, conveniently located, correctly sized, and in good working order, free of any rips or tears.

Together, you should run through the order of activities on the checklist, setting expectations about the timeline and agreeing on a slow, steady and deliberate pace for completing the donning process. In addition to establishing closed loop communication, make sure there is a common understanding of what you will do if something unexpected happens.