PPE in Care Homes Checklist

Use this PPE in Care Homes Checklist to ensure compliance with infection control and personal protective equipment guidelines in care homes.

PPE in Care Homes Checklist



PPE In Care Homes

1. Are single-use plastic aprons readily available?


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2. Are single-use gloves readily available?


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3. Is eye protection (goggles or full face shields) available?


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4. Are fluid-resistant surgical facemasks (FRSM) Type IIR available?


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5. Is PPE kept away from sources of likely contamination?


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6. Is PPE worn by all staff when contact with body fluid is confirmed/suspected infection risk?


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7. (Standard IPC precautions/Transmission Based Precautions)


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8. Is PPE removed immediately following completing a procedure or task?


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9. Are single-use items changed between different episodes of care on the same residents?


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10. Are gloves available in a range of sizes and suitable for use i.e., not polythene?


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11. Does the home have and maintain an adequate supply of PPE?


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12. Are all staff trained in donning & doffing?


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13. Are posters displayed demonstrating the correct application and removal of PPE?


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14. Are staff observed donning & doffing correctly?


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15. Are staff observed to be wearing PPE correctly in line with recommendations in the IPC Manual?


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16. Is PPE disposed of after use into the correct waste stream?


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