Journal of Critical and Intensive Care 2020 , Vol 11 (Supplement)
Personal Protective Equipment Use for COVID-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit
1Gazi University School of Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.37678/dcybd.2020.2363 World Health Organization (WHO) declared severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection disease (COVID-19) as pandemic in March 2020. Although understanding of many issuses related with this virus are evolving we know that it has a high capability of rapid spread. Transmissison of the virus is mainly thought to be via respiratory droplets but both contact and airborne transmissions were reported. This rewiev will provide some recommendations on proper use of personal protective equipments (PPE) for healthcare professionals working in intensive care units (ICU) to control the spread of infection when dealing with patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease. Keywords : Critical Care, Transmission, Prevention And Control, Contact Inhibition