Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence. Stockholm: ECDC; 2014.

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This ECDC tutorial entitled ‘Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence’ presents the fundamental concepts of personal protective equipment (PPE) and barrier nursing to support preparedness in hospitals across Europe. It provides practical information on the proper use of PPE at the point of care, including technical requirements and procurement aspects.

Furthermore, it aims to strengthen preparedness and capacities for the safe use of PPE in hospitals in Europe and other countries with equivalent standards in health care.

Version 1 of this document was published on 29 October 2014 as ‘Critical aspects of the safe use of personal protective equipment.’

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