Hospitals will operate under the overarching advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the HSE and the DoH. Information is available at:
* Where there is reduced availability of long sleeved gowns they can be replaced by another option such as a plastic apron in patients not suspected of COVID-19.
** In the context of very high transmission/outbreak, FFP2 masks, goggles and visor should be considered for all patient facing contact. Risk assessment should be considered for all lung patients, RT1 may require FFP mask.
There should be hand hygiene between each patient along with changing gloves and apron
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