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Table 4 Balanced recommendations for PPE in operating area for COVID-19499 positive patients or suspected COVID-19 patients [12]

From: COVID-19 - ESSKA guidelines and recommendations for resuming elective surgery

 Health care personal (HCP)MasksSurgical gownsEye protectionGloves
SurgicalFFP1–3
N95–100
Patient transport in and from ORPersons involved in transport of patientsXLevel 1X
Transfer of patient into OR areaAll HCPXLevel 1XX
Intubation and initiation of anesthesia in ORAll HCP in OR>FFP2/N95FFP3
N99
>Level 3X when distance < 2 mX
Surgery including surgical AGPsAll HCP in OR>FFP2/N95FFP3
N99
>Level 3X when distance < 2 mX (double gloving)
Occupational department personal (ODP)X >Level 3XX
Surgery including respiratory AGPsAll HCP in OR >FFP2/N95FFP3
N99
or PAPRa
if surgeon needs it
>Level 3X when distance < 2 mX
Occupational department personal (ODP)X>Level 3XX
Extubation and ending of anaesthesia in ORAll HCP in OR>FFP2/N95FFP3
N99
>Level 3X when distance < 2 mX
Cleaning of ORCleaning personal>FFP2/N95FFP3
N99
>Level 3XX
  1. aPowered air-purifying respirator, X = indicated, − = not indicated