How to disinfect your hands
Using a hydroalcoholic gel solution (for 20 seconds)
Using water and plenty of soap (for 60 seconds)
Which mask to use?
According to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), hygiene / surgical masks are sufficient to protect against droplet infections during non-aerosol-generating procedures.
According to the WHO, medical staff wearing a mask homemade from clothing are at greater risk of infection than those equipped with a mask intended for this purpose. They are therefore not suitable for the practice of a medical profession.
For essential treatments for symptomatic patients, or aerosol-generating treatments (respiratory physiotherapy, physical exercise), the FOPH recommends wearing:
- FFP 2 – 3 mask
- safety goggles / protective visor (to be disinfected between patients)
- a gown
- vinyl (or latex) powder-free gloves
When to wear a mask?
During each treatment with a patient
- Put the mask on before entering the patient’s home
- Remove the mask when leaving the patient’s home
How to use a mask?
- Before putting a mask on, wash / disinfect hands
- Apply the mask with the coloured part facing out and the metal tab at the top, so the mask covers the nose and mouth
- Adjust the tab on the nose to limit leaks
- Adjust the mask at the neck
- Be sure to adjust it to the best fit for your face in order to limit any gaps between the mask and your face
- Do not touch the mask once fitted and do not allow it to rest on the neck or the forehead. If you do touch the mask, wash / disinfect your hands and change your mask
- Change the mask if it becomes damp
- To take the mask off, remove it from behind (without touching the front of the mask), discard it immediately in a sealed bin and wash / disinfect your hands
- Do not reuse a single-use mask