The cyclical centre of the Personal Protection Strategy is representative of the fluidity of the situational assessment. ESWs and JSWs are reminded to focus on the situation with the intention of first assessing, then creating a plan from the assessment. Their plan will include the actionable steps from the model.
Planning for IPAC must occur before ESWs and JSWs are exposed to any risks that are inherent in their day-to-day roles. Planning begins with a foundation of protection through immunization and hand hygiene, ensuring that appropriate PPE is accessible, available, and ready for use and that workers are educated and trained in the skills required to assess and mitigate IPAC risks.
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