What visual guidelines and other online resources are available regarding PPE use? 

Posted on April 18, 2020 by Kristin Walters

Summary

A number of provincial, national, and international guidelines for the staged use of PPE have been established. These aim to maximize protection of the healthcare workforce while mitigating risks to the supply chain of single use PPE.  Notably, Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) has established protocols for the use of PPE for AGMP’s which has been implemented by each province (see algorithm below).  Below are a series of links and resources by province to help clinicians with the use of staged PPE for approaching and treating COVID-19 suspected and confirmed cases. 

I.   AEROSOL GENERATING MEDICAL PROCEDURES (AGMP) PPE USE BY PROVINCE

II.   RESOURCES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED/CONFIRMED COVID-19

 

PHAC Clinical Management of Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19 – Interim Guidance (April 2, 2020)
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA COVID-19 Resources for Health Professionals
MANITOBA COVID-19 ED/UC Algorithm (April 16, 2020)

III.   AEROSOL GENERATING MEDICAL PROCEDURES (AGMP) AND SAMPLE ALGORITHM

Saskatchewan Health Authority AGMP List – Available Here

 


VCH IPC VRI Patient Placement Algorithm (October, 2019) – Available Here

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References

As linked above

Disclaimer

The above is intended to serve as a rapidly-created, accessible source of information curated by medical students and healthcare professionals. It is for educational purposes only and is not a complete reference resource. It is not professional medical advice, and is not a substitute for the discretion, judgment, and duties of healthcare professionals. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information above.