We are aware that, as in the first wave, healthcare workers could be facing difficulties accessing the right PPE for caring for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Do not begin CPR on a patient with suspected or known COVID-19 until you are wearing the minimum PPE recommended by RCUK for aerosol generating procedures: disposable gloves, disposable gown, FFP3 respirator and disposable eye protection.
Here are a range of resources that you might find helpful:
- Gov.uk COVID-19 PPE hub
- Video: Donning of PPE for non-aerosol generating procedures
- Video: Donning of PPE for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs)
- Resuscitation Council UK frequently asked questions for doctors, nurses and health care staff re COVID-19 positive patients and resuscitation procedures
If you are unable to access the appropriate PPE, please let us know using the form below and we will pass the information on to the NHS and the UK governments.