Personal protective equipment for use in a filovirus disease outbreak- Rapid advice guideline

Published by WHO Health Emergencies- Infection Prevention and Control on Jun 17, 2022

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Personal protective equipment for use in a filovirus disease outbreak: Rapid advice guideline.
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PICOS

PICO 1.1

Population
health care workers in health care facilities
Intervention
particulate respirators for use by staff for whom the respirators have been fit-tested, who are medically cleared and trained
Comparator
medical (surgical) mask
Outcomes

PICO 1.2

Population
health workers in health facilities
Intervention
goggles
Comparator
face shield
Outcomes

PICO 2.1

Population
health workers in health care facilities
Intervention
1) double gloves 2) heavy-duty rubber gloves
Comparator
single gloves
Outcomes

PICO 3.1

Population
health workers caring for patients with filovirus disease in health care facilities
Intervention
impermeable gown
Comparator
1) surgical gown 2) coverall
Outcomes

PICO 4.1

Population
health workers caring for patients with filovirus disease in health care facilities
Intervention
rubber boots
Comparator
closed shoes with or without shoe cover
Outcomes

PICO 5.1

Population
health workers in health care facilities
Intervention
head cover or hood
Comparator
1) hair cover 2) no head cover
Outcomes