PPE, Social Distancing, and Protecting Staff and Patients

PPE, Social Distancing, and Protecting Staff and Patients

May 26, 2020

PPE, Social Distancing, and Protecting Staff and Patients
The difficulties in obtaining PPE unfortunately look set to continue for the foreseeable future, well into whatever the “new normal” for our pharmacies looks like.
It is therefore vital that all pharmacies consider personal PPE usage as part of a wider strategy for protecting staff and patients alike.
Earlier this month PSNC produced some useful guidance for pharmacies on reviewing your infection control and social distancing procedures. This can be found here:

Review your social distancing and infection control procedures
We would strongly recommend that all pharmacies make use of the risk assessment template and embedded advice, if you have not already done so.
We are aware that many pharmacies have installed Perspex screens as a more permanent way of separating staff and patients alike from some of the risks of face-to-face contact. We would also now strongly advise any pharmacy which has not yet installed these to consider doing so.




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