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Donning and Doffing PPE for Contact Isolation

Step 1 Remove your watch and all jewelry. Roll up uniform sleeves.
Step 2 Wash hands aseptically. (May verbalize)
Step 3 Hold a clean gown out in front of the body. Let it unfold. Do not shake the gown.
Step 4 Put hands and arms through the sleeves. Make sure the gown covers from the neck to the knees. It must cover the arms to the end of the wrists. Tie the strings at the back of the neck.
Step 5 * Overlap the back of the gown covering the back of the uniform snugly. (If the gown does not cover the back, the use of a second gown may be verbalized to ensure protection.) *Must verbalize the use of second gown – the backwards gown is put on first.
Step 6 Tie the waist strings. Tie them at the back or the side. Do not tie them in front.
Step 7 * Put on disposable gloves with gloves extended to cover the gown cuffs. Provide care.
Step 8 * Remove gloves grasp a glove just below the cuff. Grasp it on the outside. Pull the glove down over your hand so it is inside out.
Step 9 Hold the removed glove with your other gloved hand.
Step 10 Reach inside the other glove. Use the first two fingers of the ungloved hand.
Step 11 Pull the glove down (inside out) over your hand and the other glove.
Step 12 Discard the gloves.
Step 13 Untie the neck and waist strings. Pull the gown down from each shoulder toward the same hand.
Step 14 Turn the gown inside out as it is removed. Hold the gown at the inside shoulder seams and bring your hands together.
Step 15 Hold and roll up the gown away from you. Keep inside out
Step 16 Discard the gown.
Step 17 Wash hands aseptically. (May verbalize)
Created by: na3