Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Infection Control
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials.
PPE prevents contact with an infectious agent or body fluid that may contain an infectious agent, by creating a barrier between the potential infectious material and the health care worker.
Components of Personal Protective Equipment
Additional information on specific components of PPE. Including gloves, gowns, shoe covers, head covers, masks, respirators, eye protection, face shields, and goggles.
Gloves | Gowns | Shoe and Head Covers | Masks and Respirators | Face and Eye Protection
- Guidelines and Resources for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings
Links to guidelines and resources for ppe in health care settings.
- Making Disposable PPE Kit
Information on compiling materials for a disposable PPE kit.
- How Well Are You Protected? What Health Care Workers Need to Know About Gown Standards and Selection Considerations (PDF)
Presentation on Nov. 20, 2018 by Selcen Kilinc-Balci, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
see also>> Infection Control Precautions