Use of Personal Protective Equipment during Transportation of COVID-19 Suspected or Confirmed Patient Outside an Isolation Room
Last update: March 27, 2020
In general, transport and movement of the patient outside of the isolation room should be limited to medically essential purposes.
If being transported outside of the room, such as to radiology, health care personnel (HCP) in the receiving area should be notified in advance of transporting the patient.
Preparing patient for transport (transfer them to or from wheelchair or gurney)
Apply mask on patient.
|Before entering isolation room:|
- Don recommended PPE for droplet and contact with eye protection isolation precautions (gowns, gloves, surgical mask, face shield).
Patient is ready to exit the room
Keep mask on at all times.
Put clean sheet over patient.
Doff PPE (gown, gloves, and face shield) inside isolation room.
Surgical mask should be removed outside isolation room.
Perform hand hygiene.
No PPE required during transportation
Patient requiring medical assistance during transportation
Keep mask on at all times, if possible.
Don new set of recommended PPE for droplet and contact with eye protection isolation precautions (gowns, gloves, surgical mask, face shield) outside isolation room.
Note: All high-touch surfaces of transport vehicle should be cleaned before and after transportation with purple-top wipes. Clean any equipment leaving the room, if applicable.