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Coronavirus staff guidance University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Taking off PPE

Last updated: 28 October 2021 at 20:17

PPE should be removed in an order that minimises the potential for cross-contamination. Staff should remove PPE in the following order:

Before leaving the side room

  1. Remove gloves and gown by rolling inside out. Dispose in orange clinical waste.
  2. Perform hand hygiene (use alcohol gel if no facility to wash hands)
  3. Remove visor only by the headband or sides and dispose in orange clinical waste

After leaving the area

  1. Remove FFP3 mask from behind and dispose of as clinical waste.
  2. If using a hood decontaminate with a Clinell wipe and do not dispose
  3. Perform hand hygiene
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