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.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.