Term Health Worker Personal Protective Equipment
Code LH-5000.2980-280
Definition Organizations that provide hospitals, nursing facilities and other medical establishments with personal protective equipment including gloves, gowns, masks and eye protection for doctors, nurses and other staff who work directly with patients, to preclude exposure to infectious agents or chemicals through the respiratory system, skin or mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth. The exact type of PPE required depends on the feared infectious or chemical agent and the anticipated duration of exposure. Employers are expected to make such equipment available and provide training in its use.
Created 6/10/20
Changed 7/2/20
Use References PPE
See Also References Personal Protective Gear for First Responders (TH-1700.1600-600)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health Care Equipment & Supplies Provision (NPC E08.03)
Health Support (NTE E60)
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases (UW 2.1.01.01)
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References "Disinfection and Sterilization", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/index.html

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