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10/13/2014 05:02 EDT | Updated 12/13/2014 05:59 EST

How health care workers take off protective suits, decontaminate after treating Ebola patients

The personal protective equipment health workers wear while treating an Ebola patient must be donned and removed a specific way. What the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructs them to do:

—Gloves: Grasp outside of glove with opposite gloved hand; peel off. Hold removed glove in gloved hand. Slide fingers of ungloved hand under remaining glove at wrist.

—Goggles/Face Shield: To remove, handle by "clean" head band or ear pieces. Place in designated receptacle for reprocessing or in waste container.

—Gown: Unfasten neck, then waist ties. Remove gown using a peeling motion; pull gown from each shoulder toward the same hand

Gown will turn inside out. Hold removed gown away from body, roll into a bundle and discard into waste or linen receptacle.

—Mask or Respirator: Grasp ONLY bottom then top ties/elastics and remove. Discard in waste container

—Hands: Perform hand hygiene immediately after removing all PPE!

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Online: http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/2007IP/2007ip_fig.html

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