SA Health Policy Guideline: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection
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Provides guidance in the identification of personal protective equipment and examples of personal protective equipment that may be available, selected and used.
The following resources provide general infection prevention and control (IP&C) and PPE advice and information. Local policies, procedures and work practices should also be referred to.
When caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the minimum required PPE is a PFR and protective eye wear. Airborne transmission has been recognised as the dominant route of transmission of COVID-19. However, droplet and aerosolised infectious particles can also be a source of direct and indirect transmission at times. A local risk assessment should always be undertaken to determine the most appropriate requirements to maintain patient and staff safety. Standard precautions continue to be required for all patients, regardless of infectious status.
The following state and national resources also provide industry specific COVID-19 advice.
For information regarding infection prevention and control measures on aircraft and vessels, refer to the Australian Government Department of Health advice for the air and maritime sectors webpage.
For examples of additional IP&C general educational resources available, refer to the following webpages and video links:
For procurement advice and assistance refer to the SA Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management Supplier Information webpage.