COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment
View the PPE Dashboard here (updated August 5)
PPE Resources (Reviewed June 25)
Taking off PPE
Putting on PPE
Extended use and reuse
Mask and Gowns – Which, Where, and Why?
How to Wear a Mask poster
Masking 101 poster for staff & physicians
(PCRA) Point Of Care Risk Assessment
PPE Requirements Graphic
PPE Stewardship Conservation Chart
Masking 101 for Visitors & patients
We recognize that disposable filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), such as N95s, are not approved for routine decontamination and reuse as standard of care. However, the CDC, Public Health Ontario and Ontario Health have recognized that FFR decontamination and reuse may need to be considered as a crisis capacity strategy to ensure continued availability.
At HHS we are investigating the safest and most effective and efficient way to do this, with expert guidance from Health Safety & Wellness, MDRD, Infection Control, and Clinical Practice. We are diligent in our efforts to seek a method that is effective in decontaminating with no foreseen impacts on the respirator performance, including filtration and fit. If we move into reprocessing masks, it will be done with strong quality controls in place, so masks are returned to their unit of origin ready and safe to use.
As we consider this possibility, certain units have been asked to begin collecting used N95s. Please review these documents about collection: