Please see the COVID-19 Clinical Response page for other PPE guidance moving forward that is System and Alert Response level specific (e.g. areas of hospitals)
P2/N95 respirator (staff)
|All patient contacts||✅||✅||✱||✱|
|Driving with patient on board||✅|
If able to wear without impairing safe vision of road
✱ Risk assess - If there is a risk of direct exposure from blood or body fluids to uniform or hands, a gown/coverall and gloves will be required.
# COVID Risk
All patients who meet the following:
|2.||Gown / coverall|
|4.||Eye protection / Face shield (face shield recommended if high risk of splashes and sprays of blood and body fluids e.g. trauma, haemorrhage)|
Use a buddy check where possible when donning your PPE
The pre-hospital environment is unique and environmental factors (for example strong wind, rain, hot areas) may make donning and doffing in some locations more difficult. Some basic principles apply however to all locations:
When practicable work with a buddy to help with correct donning and doffing practice.
Buddy to visually check PPE if fitted corrected:
Safety is everyone's responsibility - if you see PPE being worn incorrectly speak up to keep each other safe!