Prevention and Management of Skin Damage Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Access the PPE Toolkit

The use of PPE has had a dramatic increase since the onset on COVID-19. NSWOCC is providing an evidence summary for the prevention and management of PPE skin related skin injuries called Prevention & Management of Skin Damage Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  
 

The tool kit contains the following information:
  1. Best practice recommendation document

  2. Quick Reference Enabler

  3. Educational video (temporarily unavailable)

  4. Teaching powerpoint 


This PPE Tool Kit is intended to highlight the emerging concern of PPE-related skin injury and to provide prevention and management solutions for potential PPE related skin injury. Individuals may require a repeat mask fit testing to ensure prevention and management efforts do not interfere with PPE efficacy.

Please note that it is the responsibility of each healthcare professional to verify with their institutional infection control team that any measure taken to prevent or manage PPE-related skin injuries do not interfere with the efficacy of the PPE nor are in contravention to any workplace policy.