EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) AGENCY

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

Proper PPE for entering a SNF includes a surgical mask, eye protection, and gloves. For any call with aerosol generating procedures an N95 should be donned, and a gown if supplies allow.

The Los Angeles County EMS Agency recommends against SNFs screening EMS providers because every EMS provider is screened by their employer regularly and performs self-monitoring. Extra screening provides no benefit, and may delay patient care.