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describe different types of PPE
Different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are as follows: 1. Gloves • To reduce the number of micro-organisms getting on the skin of the carer during certain situations where there may be high numbers present, e.g. [ incontinence, wound discharge, blood spills • To reduce the chance of micro-organisms getting onto other patients or surfaces from the carer’s hands • To protect
the carer’s hands from chemicals, medications and cleaning fluids. 2. Aprons • to protect uniform from becoming soiled with body fluids • to reduce the number of micro-organisms getting on to uniforms, particularly from the waist to knees area, when giving care. 3. Face/eye protection • To prevent micro-organisms, present in aerosols and sprays of body fluids, from having contact with mucous membranes - includes eyes and mouth 4. Goggles •Use - Goggles are intended for use when protection is needed against chemicals or particles. Impact protection goggles which contain perforations on the sides of goggle are not to be used for chemical splash protection, therefore are not recommended. ]
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