Table 2

Current COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines in the emergency department (ED).

Area of ED/proceduresRisk-adapted PPE/precautions
TriageN95 face mask and goggles
High-risk areaN95 face mask, goggles, gown and gloves
Intermediate-risk areaN95 face mask and goggles
Low-risk areaSurgical face mask
Aerosol-generating procedures
(intubation, suctioning, performing COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swabs)
  • Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR)

  • Disposable laryngoscope blades for intubation

Management of respiratory tract infectionsAvoid nebulised medications