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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual


New Appendix 16 Best Practice - Aide Memoire for levels of PPE for healthcare workers when providing patient care

18 Feb 2019

Appendix 16 outlines the recommended PPE required to minimise the risk of
cross-transmission of infection to self and others when providing patient care.

Example infectious agents and clinical scenarios are provided for each level of PPE however clinical decisions made by staff regarding use/non-use of PPE will depend on a risk assessment which should include e.g. the presenting symptoms, risk of acquisition and the availability of treatment.

Appendix 16 can be downloaded at