What visual guidelines and other online resources are available regarding PPE use?Posted on by
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
General provincial, national, and international algorithms for the use of PPE for patient screening, triage, and AGMP
|BRITISH COLUMBIA||Vancouver Costal Health – IPAC AGMP Practice Guidelines
|ALBERTA||AHS Influenza-like-illness PPE precautions Algorithm (March 13, 2020)
AHS PPE for Facility Screening Tasks (March 30, 2020)
|SASKATCHEWAN||COVID-19 Inpatient Placement and Precautions Algorithm (April 3, 2020)
SHA AGMP Risk Stratification Algorithm (April 8, 2020)
|WHO||Rational Use of PPE for COVID-19 (February 27, 2020)|
|IPAC Canada||Coronavirus (COVID-19) Provincial Guidance Documents|
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
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