4.12 Skills Checklist: Donning/Doffing PPE With a Mask and Face Shield or Goggles

  1. Gather Supplies: Gown, mask, face shield, goggles, and alcohol-based sanitizer
  2. Procedure Steps:
    • Face the back opening of the gown.
    • Unfold the gown.
    • Put your arms into the sleeves.
    • Secure the neck opening at the back of your neck.
    • Secure the waist, making sure that the back flaps overlap each other and covering your clothing as completely as possible.
    • Put on a mask and, if needed, goggles or face shield.
    • Put on gloves.
    • Ensure the gloves overlap the gown sleeves at the wrist.
    • When care is complete and before leaving the room, remove the gloves BEFORE removing the gown.
    • Remove the gloves, turning them inside out.
    • Dispose of the gloves in the appropriate container.
    • Perform hand hygiene.
    • Remove any goggles or face shield and place in the appropriate receptacle.
    • Unfasten the gown at the neck.
    • Unfasten the gown at the waist.
    • Remove the gown starting at the top of the shoulders, turning it inside out and folding soiled area to soiled area.
    • Dispose of the gown in an appropriate container.
    • Remove the mask by grasping loop behind ear or untying at back of head.
    • Perform hand hygiene.

Review the Sequence for putting on personal protective equipment PDF handout[1] from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with current recommendations for putting on and removing PPE.

View a YouTube video[2] of an instructor demonstrating donning/doffing PPE with a mask and face shield or goggles:


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Sequence for putting on personal protective equipment [Handout]. https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf
  2. Chippewa Valley Technical College. (2022, December 3). Donning/Doffing PPE With a Mask and Face Shield or Goggles. [Video]. YouTube. Video licensed under CC BY 4.0. https://youtu.be/H-rXxFkmWBY

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