Gram‐positive (a) and Gram‐negative (b) bacterial cell walls. Source : Adapted from Elliot et al. ( ). Reproduced with permission from John Wiley & S...
Alcohol handrub hand hygiene technique – for visibly clean hands. Source : Adapted from WHO ( ). © Crown copyright. Reproduced under the Open Governm...
Remove the first glove by firmly holding the outside of the glove wrist, then pull off the glove in such a way as to turn it inside out.
Place the neck loop of the apron over your head.
Place the mask over your nose, mouth and chin.
Don and remove eye protection by grasping the earpieces; do not touch the front.
Spread your fingers slightly to help them enter the fingers of the glove.
When both gloves are on, adjust the fit.
Put one hand into the corresponding sleeve and use the other hand to pull the gown towards you. Your hand should not go beyond the cuff.
Open the inner glove packet on the sterile open gown package so that the glove fingers point towards you.
Repeat the process with the other glove.
An example of an isolation prioritization tool. (a) How to use the tool. (b) Score card. (c) Score. (d) Shortcut guide to priorities for isolation. (e...
1. Rub hands palm to palm. 2. Rub back of each hand with palm of other hand with fingers interlaced. 3. Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced. Rub ...
The viral life cycle. Source : Adapted from Perry ( ). Reproduced with permission from John Wiley & Sons.
Remove the second glove by slipping the thumb of the ungloved hand inside the wrist of the glove and pulling it off while turning it inside out.
Tie the ties together behind your back, positioning the apron so that as much of the front of your body is protected as possible.
Secure the mask at the back of the head
Open the packet containing the gloves onto a clean surface and open out the inside packaging so that the fingers of the gloves point away from you.
Slide the fingertips of your gloved hand beneath the folded cuff of the second glove.
Open the gown pack with clean hands onto a clean surface. Do not touch the inner packet until after the surgical scrub.
Put the other hand into the other sleeve. Again, your hand should not go beyond the cuff.
Slide the thumb of one hand (still inside the sleeve) under the folded‐over cuff of the corresponding glove.
Adjust the fit when both gloves are on.
Areas most commonly missed following hand washing. Source : Nursing Times (1978). Reproduced with permission from EMAP Publishing Ltd.
Remove gloves from the box.
Dispose of used gloves into an orange waste bag.
Remove the apron by breaking the neck loop and ties.
After use, remove the mask by untying or breaking the ties and pulling them forward.
Hold the cuff of the first glove with the opposite hand and slide the fingertips of the other hand (that the glove is to go on) into the opening.
Slide the fingertips of your ungloved hand into the opening of the second glove.
Open the inner layer of the pack; use sterile towels to dry hands and forearms if required.
The assistant opens a pair of sterile gloves and presents the inner packaging for you to take.
Push your hand through the cuff and into the glove.
At the end of the procedure, remove gown and gloves as a single unit by pulling the gown away from you.
Holding the cuff of the glove, pull it into position.
The chain of infection. A useful tool for seeing how to prevent transmission. How would you break each of the links in the chain?
Avoiding contamination by avoiding contact with the key elements. Source : Reproduced with permission from ICU Medical, Inc.
Do not touch the front of the mask.
Keep hold of the folded edge and pull the glove onto your hand.
Pull the glove onto your hand, again spreading your fingers slightly to help them enter the fingers of the glove.
Lift up the gown by its inner surface and hold it away from the body.
Take the gloves, keeping your hands inside your sleeves.
Pull the glove into position using the other hand (still inside its sleeve).
Turn it and the gloves inside out.