Australian guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control of COVID-19 in healthcare workers

Published by National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce on Jun 10, 2021

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The consortium is seeking NHMRC approval of the guideline under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. As part of the approval process (and for the lifetime of the guidelines), public consultation is required. We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Comments can be submitted via the feedback function under each recommendation in Magic or by emailing guidelines@covid19evidence.net.au.

These clinical guidelines are a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgement and the patient’s preference in each individual case. The guidelines are not intended to be proscriptive. They are designed to provide information to assist decision making and have been informed by the highest quality evidence available at the time of compilation. Accordingly, the parties involved in the development of these guidelines shall have no liability to any users of the information contained in this publication for any loss or damage, cost or expense incurred or arising from reliance on the information contained in this publication.  

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Development of the Australian guidelines for the clinical care of people with COVID-19 is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services, the Ian Potter Foundation and the Walter Cottman Endowment Fund, managed by Equity Trustees.

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PICOS

PICO 1.1

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Goggles
Comparator
No goggles
Outcomes

PICO 1.2

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Eye protection (consistent use)
Comparator
Eye protection (inconsistent use)
Outcomes

PICO 1.3

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Eye protection for >4 hours
Comparator
Eye protection for <4 hours
Outcomes

PICO 1.4

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Eye protection
Comparator
No eye protection
Outcomes

PICO 1.5

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Face shield
Comparator
No eye protection
Outcomes

PICO 1.6

Population
Healthcare workers
Intervention
Face shield
Comparator
Goggles
Outcomes

PICO 2.1

Population
P2/N95 respirators versus surgical masks for protecting healthcare workers
Intervention
Surgical mask
Comparator
P2/N95 or equivalent
Outcomes