“Donning and Doffing” is hard to do properly without mistakes. We shot this video on the 12th of March mainly as instruction to our own trainees, nursing staff and consultants, but with the success of a rough and ready “sneak peek” we thought we should make it available to others.
This is more than the standard public health precautions. Anaesthetists/anaesthesiologists and their assistants receive a larger viral load than most contacts because of our proximity to our patient’s unprotected airway, and so we elected to go with intensive care common practice, along with some learning from colleagues in China and Singapore where occupational exposure has been lower.
For a normal doctor assessment you are unlikely to need to double glove, so wear the equipment that is recommended locally. And yes, I know I contaminated the alcogel dispenser.
Also remember every place differs. Please refer to your local policies and procedures, and practise them!