Doffing: Anticipating Risks

Your role as the Trained Observer goes beyond reading the checklist. You should proactively sensitize the health care provider to risks at different steps of the process. For example, when a health care provider removes their protective head gear, they may be likely to inadvertently wipe their brow or push their hair back. When providing directions for these steps, you can offer supportive comments and reminders to be careful not to make those slips.