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Personal Protective Equipment

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  1. Personal Protective Equipment Gloves Gowns Masks Goggles/Eye Protection N 95 Respirators Booties Regardless of risk - Hand-washing should be performed before and after all interactions

  2. When should patients use masks? A patient/resident/client with likely or probable influenza H1N1 should wear a mask if leaving their room or when a staff member or other resident is in the same room

  3. When do you use PPE? If you are within 2 meters of a patient with ILI; Your task is considered moderate or high risk (direct contact with a patient with suspected of confirmed H1N1); And if your Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) indicates the need Wear an N95 Respirator, Eye Protection, Gown and Gloves

  4. 5. Education and Training Contents of the ECP Symptoms, transmission and prevention of H1N1 How to do a Point of Care Risk Assessment How to protect yourself and others based on your level of risk

  5. 6. Written Work Procedures Implement Safe Work Procedures Ensure there are signs and posters in appropriate areas explaining safe work procedures Other options include brochures, in-services, phone calls

  6. Examples of safe work procedures Assessing Personal Risk (Point of Care Risk Assessment) B. Personal Hygiene C. Materials Disinfection D. Proper PPE – putting on and taking off properly

  7. 7. Hygiene Facilities and Cleaning Procedures Ensure there are enough hand-washing stations and alcohol gel stations Ensure Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures are in place Ensure there are adequate and appropriate cleaning and decontamination supplies

  8. 8. Health Monitoring Ensure there is a system for workers reporting symptoms ( e.g. - to First Aid attendant, manager, infection control) Ensure workers know who to report symptoms to and steps to take Ensure there is an individual appointed to monitor staff illness (keep a record of workers with symptoms, off sick, etc)

  9. 9. Documentation Exposure Control Plan Health and Safety Meetings Inspections and Investigations

  10. 9. Documentation Records of exposed workers and any health monitoring required Immunization records, influenza vaccine specifically Staff attendance at trainings