Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Patients with suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19 disease require Contact and Droplet precautions to be used
The Personal Protective Equipment: Additional Precautions Infection Prevention and Control Audit Tool is intended for health authorities’ trained auditors and site administrators, with experience using personal protective equipment (PPE), to help them assess health care worker competency and compliance with PPE donning and doffing procedures when providing care to patients on additional precautions.
Provincial Support for Using Reusable Gowns for Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) This information is provided by the COVID-19 Provincial IPAC and Workplace Health and Safety Working Group, a collaborative with the Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet), the Ministry of Health, health authorities and other healthcare representatives brought together to coordinate a provincial response to COVID-19.
This document guides health care providers in determining what type of PPE individuals working or visiting in health care settings will receive in the event of a pandemic when demand for PPE overwhelms supply.
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