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Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes clothing, gloves, face shields, goggles, facemasks, respirators, and other equipment to protect front-line workers from injury, infection, or illness. When used properly, PPE acts as a barrier to block transmission of infectious materials from blood, body fluids, or respiratory secretions to your skin, mouth, nose, and eyes. PPE may also protect high-risk patients from exposure to potentially infectious material. Together with hand washing, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and covering coughs and sneezes, PPE minimizes the spread of infection from one person to another.

PPE Basics

Find important basic information on personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers from Project Firstline and ANA.

When Choosing PPE, How Should We Think about Risk?
PPE: The What and the Why
Personal Protective Equipment
Auditing and Feedback of PPE Use
Coaching and Training Frontline Health Care Professionals
Transmission-Based Precautions
The Basics of Standard Precautions
Do's and Don'ts for wearing respirators
Do's and Don'ts for wearing masks
Do's and Don'ts for wearing gloves
Do's and Don'ts for wearing gowns
What is Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)?
Guidance for the Use of PPE in Healthcare Settings

Donning and Doffing

Discover free, on-the-go resources for health care providers on the donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE), from Project Firstline and ANA.

SEQUENCE FOR PUTTING ON PPE
Three Key Factors Required for a Respirator to be Effective
Ebola Preparedness: PPE Guidelines (Donning: PAPR - Coverall)
Ebola Preparedness: PPE Guidelines (Donning: PAPR - Gown)
Ebola Preparedness: PPE Guidelines (Donning: N95 - Gown)
Demonstration of Doffing PPE
Demonstration of Donning PPE
How Do I Test the Seal on My N95?

Selection of PPE on the Frontline

Discover free, on-the-go resources on how to choose the appropriate PPE for healthcare environments, from ANA Project Firstline.

Proper N95 Respirator Use
SEQUENCE FOR PUTTING ON PPE
Guidance for the Use of PPE in Healthcare Settings
PPE for COVID-19 patient and Crisis Standards of Care
Why is Eye Protection Recommended for COVID-19?
Why Are Gloves Recommended for COVID-19?
Why Are Gowns Recommended for COVID-19?
What Is a Respirator?
What Is an N95?

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