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In which order should personal protective equipment (PPE) be removed?


  1. Gloves, mask, goggles, gown
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  2. Goggles, mask, gown, gloves
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  3. Gloves, goggles, gown, mask
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  4. Gloves, mask, googles, gown
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The correct option is C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most contaminated item is to be discarded first. The items can be removed in alphabetical order. The gloves are the most contaminated. The outside of the googles are the next most contaminated. The gown front and sleeves are contaminated. The front of the mask is contaminated. Remember to perform hand hygiene if the hands become contaminated between steps.

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