Chapter 5: Personal Protective Equipment

By Audrey Kenmir, Michelle Hughes, Oona St-Amant, Grace Sharpe, and Caitlin Cosgrove


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the indications for using personal protective equipment.
  2. Describe the rationale for procedural guidelines associated with putting on and taking off personal protective equipment.

Note: Always review and follow the hospital policies regarding infection prevention and control practices. 


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