Precaution types and PPE

  Hand Washing Gloves/
Double Gloves
Isolation Gown Surgical Mask N-95 or
N-99 mask
Face Shield PAPR System Surgical Cap Shoe Cover
Standard X X X
Special Droplet X X X X* X* X X X X
Airborne** X X X X X X X X

*Surgical mask may be used for droplet precautions in order to conserve N-95/N-99 respirators

**Patient location may determine level of protection (e.g. airborne precautions employed for all patients in the ICU setting)

This is a general guide based on current practice/recommendations at the present time and is subject to change and modification to fit local procedures and practice patterns.