NYS Infection Control

ELEMENT IV

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SELECTION AND USE OF BARRIERS AND/OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR PREVENTING PATIENT AND HEALTHCARE WORKER CONTACT WITH POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIAL. DEFINITIONS:  Personal protective equipment (PPE): Specialized clothing or equipment worn by the healthcare professional for protection against biological and chemical hazards.  Barriers: Equipment such as gloves, gowns, aprons, respirators (masks) or protective eyewear, which when...

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