Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
This document provides support to healthcare workers managing suspected or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Available in 26 languages.
The general objectives of the document are:
- to present the minimal set of personal protective equipment (PPE) required for managing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases;
- to make healthcare workers aware of the critical aspects of the donning and doffing of PPE;
- to strengthen occupational safety in healthcare workers for patients suspected of, or confirmed with, COVID19.
This document is based on current COVID-19 knowledge and PPE best practices.
ECDC will update this document based on the evolving situation and if new relevant information arises.
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7 Feb 2020 - The aim of this document is to support public health preparedness planning with regard to personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in healthcare settings where patients suspected or confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV are being treated.