The objectives of the COVID-19 Victorian Respiratory Protection Program guidelines are to:
- provide guidance and outline the expectations that health services should adhere to when implementing their respiratory protection programs
- improve HCW and health service knowledge of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to minimise HCW exposure to respiratory hazards
The use of the RPE is the last line of defence in the hierarchy of controls and infection prevention measures, which includes immunisation, isolation, engineering controls, environmental measures, administrative controls, hand hygiene and lastly PPE including RPE.
- Date published
- 14 Mar 2023
- 20 pages
Reviewed 15 March 2023