CDC: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings

April 10, 2020

AUTHORITY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DATE PRODUCED: Last reviewed November 24, 2010

TYPE: Training


  • Are homemade masks considered personal protective equipment?
  • How should staff put on, or don, personal protective equipment?
  • How should staff take off, or doff, personal protective equipment?


The CDC has developed this slide set for use by staff development, infection control, and occupational health personnel for training healthcare personnel on how to select and use personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from exposure to microbiological hazards in the healthcare setting.

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