Optimising the use of personal protective equipment in general practice during COVID-19

Utilising PPE to its full potential

COVID-19 infection control principles

One of the key issues facing general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic is the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). This fact sheet provides recommendations to help you optimise the use of PPE while ensuring the safety of you, your patients and the general practice team.

Strategies include:

  • Undertaking telehealth consultations to optimise PPE
  • Using local GP-led respiratory clinics to optimise PPE
  • Cohorting patients to optimise PPE during face-to-face consultations