The Full form of PPE is Personal Protective Equipment. PPE is a kind of special equipment you wear to create a barrier between you and germs. This barrier reduces the chance of being exposed to, touching, and spreading germs. Personal Protective Equipment helps prevent the spread of germs in the hospital. This can protect health care workers and people from infections. All patients, hospital staff, and visitors should use PPE when there will be contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Wearing gloves helps reduce the spread of germs and also protects your hands from germs. Masks cover your mouth and nose. Some masks have a plastic part which is see-through, that covers your eyes. A surgical mask helps stop germs in your mouth and nose from spreading. It can also keep you from breathing in some germs. Eye protection includes goggles and face shields. These protect the mucous membranes in your eyes from blood and other bodily fluids. If these fluids make contact with the eyes, germs in the fluid can enter the body through the mucous membranes. Clothing includes aprons, gowns, head covering, and shoe covers. These are often used during surgery to protect the patient and you. They are also used during surgery to protect you when you work with bodily fluids.