Duke Health recommends the use of eye protection for all staff having direct interaction with patients and visitors. Direct interaction is defined as face-to-face interaction such as entering a patient’s care environment (e.g. exam room, hospital room, bay, etc.) or coming within 6 feet for any duration of time. Face shields are the preferred eye protection as they provide full coverage of the eyes and protect the underlying face mask from potential contamination.
We recognize that some team members are seeking alternatives to face shields. Supply chain issues have made purchase of large quantities of safety goggles challenging. As such, this resource is meant to provide guidance for selecting alternate adequate eye protection to the widely available Duke-approved face shields. Uploaded 09.25.20