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Personal protective equipment (PPE) resources

Updated: Jan. 21, 2021

Requirements for providing direct care

(in any health care setting)

GREEN Zone

Who is a Green Zone Patient?
Non-Suspect patients, residents or clients are those who do not meet the criteria for testing and/or those deemed “recovered” by Public Health (if not admitted) or by Infection Prevention and Control (if admitted).


Hand Hygiene
  • Required before and after contact with patient or patient environment, as well as before and after donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Procedure Mask
  • Extended use for all patient interactions.
  • Reuse after coffee break(s), change after meal break(s) per protocol.
  • Change when damp, soiled, or damaged.

Eye Protection
  • Extended use for all patient interactions.
  • Retain for full shift.
  • When removed, clean, disinfect, and store per protocol.
  • Dispose if scratched or damaged.

Gloves
  • Per Routine Practices and Additional Precautions.
  • NOT required for every patient interaction.
  • Perform hand hygiene before donning AND after doffing.

Gown
  • Per Routine Practices and Additional Precautions, e.g. MRSA, scabies, blood and body fluid contact or excessive soiling.

N95 Respirator

ORANGE Zone

Who is an Orange Zone Patient?
Patients, Residents and/or Clients who have been tested and the result is pending OR those who, based on clinical symptoms or exposure history, need to be tested for COVID-19. Exposure history includes: close contact in the last 14 days with a known COVID-19 positive case or individual OR laboratory exposure to the virus in the last 14 days OR travel outside of Manitoba in the last 14 days (excluding travel to Western Canada, the Territories or Ontario west of Terrace Bay).


Hand Hygiene
  • Required before and after contact with patient or patient environment, as well as before and after donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Procedure Mask
  • Extended use for all patient interactions.
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged and after breaks.

Eye Protection
  • Extended use for all patient interactions.
  • Retain for full shift.
  • When removed, clean, disinfect, and store per protocol.
  • Dispose if scratched or damaged.

Gloves
  • Per Routine Practices and Additional Precautions.
  • Change between patient encounters.
  • Perform hand hygiene before donning AND after doffing.

Gown
  • Change between patient encounters.
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged.

N95 Respirator
  • Required for Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (AGMPs); extended use for repeat encounters with multiple patients (except intubation).
  • Required to be provided for direct patient care; health care worker may choose to instead wear a procedure mask for non-AGMP care following completion of Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA).
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged, at breaks, and/or post-intubation.
  • Do not reuse.

RED Zone

Who is a Red Zone Patient?
COVID-19 positive patients, residents or clients are those who have been tested and have a positive test result and who have not been deemed “recovered” by Public Health (if not admitted) or by Infection Prevention and Control (if admitted).


Hand Hygiene
  • Required before and after contact with patient or patient environment, as well as before and after donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Procedure Mask
  • Extended use for all patient interactions
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged and after breaks.

Eye Protection
  • Extended use for all patient interactions
  • Retain for full shift.
  • When removed, clean, disinfect, and store per protocol.
  • Dispose if scratched or damaged.

Gloves
  • Per Routine Practices and Additional Precautions
  • Change between patient encounters.
  • Perform hand hygiene before donning AND after doffing.
  • See specific instructions for COVID-19 Unit.

Gown
  • Per Routine Practices and Additional Precautions, e.g. MRSA, scabies, blood and body fluid contact or excessive soiling.
  • Change between patient encounters.
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged.
  • See specific instructions for COVID-19 Unit.

N95 Respirator
  • Required for Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (AGMPs); extended use for repeat encounters with multiple patients (except intubation).
  • Required to be provided for direct patient care; health care worker may choose to instead wear a procedure mask for non-AGMP care following completion of Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA).
  • Change when damp, soiled, damaged, at breaks, and/or post-intubation.
  • Do not reuse.


Latest Updates

(listed newest to oldest, last 30 days*)

* more can be found in the Document Library


Education

Health professionals are strongly encouraged to review the knowledge challenges and videos below.

Knowledge Challenges

It is recommended to use Google Chrome for optimal results.

Test your knowledge of PPE requirements within / across patient zones!

Videos (facility)

Don PPE – chapters

Doff PPE – chapters

Videos (In-home Visit)

Don PPE – chapters

Doff PPE – chapters


Frequently Asked Questions

Still can’t find an answer?


Document Library

(documents listed alphabetically within each section)

Provincial PPE requirements

Fit testing & N95 respirator info

Auditing tools


Posters

Additional precautions
11″ x 17″ poster
Overview of additional precautions
(Jan. 8, 2021)
Clinical recommendations
(Mask vs Respirator)
11″ x 17″ poster
(July 14, 2020)
Wearing it Right!
14″ x 8.4″
English | French
(May 15, 2020)
Donning PPE
English
(Jan. 6, 2021)
Doffing PPE
English
(Jan. 6, 2021)
Skin Injury Prevention Tips
10″ x 7.5″
(May 15, 2020)
PPE Requirements
Green Zone
Orange Zone
Red Zone
(Jan. 19, 2021)
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