ANSWER TO QUIZ OF THE WEEK FOR APRIL 6, 2007

"C". This is consistent with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for Ontario recommendations: remove gloves, then gown, then wash hands, then remove face shield, then remove mask and wash hands again .

In reviewing the SARS outbreak, experts believed that staff were contaminating themselves during removal of protective equipment. This procedure is recommended to reduce the risk for contamination during removal of PPE. Droplet precautions requires removal of equipment in the following order: gloves, face shield, gown, mask.

 

Gina Case, Clinical Educator, CCTC

 

 

 

Brenda Morgan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, CCTC
Last Update: April 6 , 2007

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