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.Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections Describe different types of PPE
Gloves (latex, polythene and vinyl) Plastic aprons
Masks but generally only worn where there is a risk of air-born infection Explain the reasons for PPE
Protection of staff
Protection of the service users, visitors
Prevention of cross infection between individuals
State current relevant regulations and legislation relating to PPE The NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exellence) Guidelines June 2003 The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations as amended 2002 Organisation policies and procedures

Describe employees responsibilities regarding use of PPE
Attend training in use of PPE
Adhere to organisation policies, legislation and manufacturers guidelines Describe employers responsibilities regarding the use of PPE Train staff and monitor use of PPE
Provide adequate and good working order equipment
Display guidelines and policies to infection control and prevention Monitor policies and amend if required Describe the correct practice in the application and removal of PPE The correct PPE must be used for different work activities. Aprons and gloves used when giving personal care must be disposed of, after single use, in the appropriate bags Applying/Removing PPE

Gloves – Applying
Select Gloves – over wrist
Perform hand hygiene and Put on gloves and pull
Aprons – Applying
Pull apron over the head and fasten at the back
Gloves – removing
Hold the outside of the glove with opposite gloved hand and peel off. Hold the removed glove in the gloved and and peel off the remaining glove, whilst ensuring the first glove is still held and taking care not to touch the outer surface. Dispose of glove in clinical waste bin/bag. Perform hand hygiene. Aprons – removing

Aprons must always be changed after care or completed activity with each client. Break the ties, pull apron away from neck and...
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