Taskforce publishes guidance to help healthcare workers and organisations make decisions about PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
Following today’s publication of the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG)’s Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in the context of COVID-19, the Taskforce has now published its full set of consensus guidance on the use of P2/N95 respirators, surgical masks and eye protection on the online guideline platform MAGICapp.
This set of guidance, including recommendations, background to deliberations, eye protection practice principles, remarks and case scenarios was developed by the joint Taskforce/ICEG Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Panel and approved by all 32 Taskforce members and the ICEG.
The Taskforce-approved recommendations and supporting material were provided to the ICEG and used to inform development of the ICEG guidance published today.