ANZCA PPE statement (revised)

02 October 2020

ANZCA's PPE statement has been revised to reflect the latest evidence on airborne particles.

ANZCA’s Safety and Quality Committee (SQC) Chair, Professor David Story, has revised the college’s PPE advice to anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians in collaboration with former SQC chairs Dr Nigel Robertson and Dr Phillipa Hore and with SQC deputy chair Dr Jo Sutherland.
The new version incorporates lessons learned from the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers in Victoria and the most recent advice from the Infection Control Expert Group which advises the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and has strengthened recommendations as to when airborne precautions should be used.

Last updated 15:14 2.10.2020