Guidance for HSC staff on using PPE
Leaders from a range of medical and nursing professional groups have published new guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care staff who are likely to come into contact with patients with COVID-19.
The guidance has been agreed by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers and Chief Dental Officers in the UK and endorsed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and is applicable in all parts of the UK.
The guidance can be found here:
- Visual guide to safe PPE
- PPE Guidance Update
- Recommended PPE for primary outpatient and community care
- Recommended PPE for healthcare workers secondary care
- Recommended PPE for ambulance staff paramedics
- Additional considerations of COVID-19 poster
Further guidance on PPE is available here:
Staff guidelines on face coverings in all HSC facilities
Following new guidance from the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, advice on face coverings for all Health and Social Care staff in facilities throughout Northern Ireland is available here.