She reels off the routine as a matter of fact. Sticking to the steps rigidly could be a matter of life and death.
Normal life has changed for Linda Djougang and her colleagues. She no longer wears a nurse's uniform to work, instead donning scrubs. Her rugby gear is in storage for the time being.
When the time comes to visit her patients, she begins the ritual by washing her hands, before putting on her gloves and her yellow protective gown “so that it literally covers everything and there's no see-through”. She asks a colleague to make sure it’s fastened tight around the neck, then reaches for her goggles. Once they’re in place, the mask goes on and then the hair-net.
Only after logging the time can she enter the room to treat her patient where she is permitted to stay for 15 minutes max.
"I introduce myself to the patient; do my vital signs, anything I need to do like medication. Make sure they're OK, they have everything they need.”
When it’s time to exit within the 15 minute time-frame, she removes her yellow gown before leaving the room.
She washes her hands, steps through the first of the double-doors and washes her hands again.
Careful not to touch the front of the gown as it has a high risk of infection, she disposes of it and washes her hands again.
She removes her gloves, washes her hands and steps through the second door.
Once there, she washes her hands again because she’s touched the door handle. Off come the goggles, which go into a yellow bag. She washes her hands, removed and disposes of her mask and washes her hands again.
She washes her goggles, then washes her hands and leaves the room, washing her hands one last time and writes down the time.
"The routine is very strict, you have to make sure you follow it step by step for your own safety, there's a record of all the time and how many people have entered that room in case something happened there, so there's a trace of who was with the patient. It's very specific,” she says.
This is the new normal for nursing staff on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus.
Until a couple of weeks ago, Djougang was interning on a regular ward at Tallaght Hospital as part of the final year of her nursing degree while also starring for Ireland in the Women’s Six Nations.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things utterly. Her ward now deals with positive cases and, while the rest of us keep our social distance, the Cameroon-born prop has swapped the front-row for the frontline of the country’s defence against a pandemic.
“You're scared. You're scared for yourself and your patients,” she admits.
"Just the whole costume, the whole medical gear - to get in in the morning, constantly being washed, making sure you're safe and everyone around you is safe.
"The whole routine is different, the atmosphere is different. There's no longer any family visiting or anything like that.
"Yesterday, one of my patients passed away by herself. You see a lot of death, it kind of becomes normal because so many people are passing away. There's nothing you can do.
"It's just really sad. As a nurse it's weird, it's worrying."
The atmosphere in the hospital, she says, has changed. The steps she must take to protect herself are rigorous and must be strictly adhered to.
Death is ever present at work, yet when she returns home after a 13-plus hour shift she is scared as she looks out the window and sees regular life going on around her.
She fears that, despite all of the warnings, people still are not getting it.
She has trained for this and there are supports in place at Tallaght to help the nurses through, but it is not easy.
"In Tallaght Hospital we get constant training, yesterday we went over the whole PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and everything like that, to refresh it in your head. What you need to wear and what you need to do.
"The support is there, especially because you're dealing with so many deaths.
"We become numb to it, which is sometimes not good because we don't talk about it. So, it's very difficult.
"It's hard to say how you're feeling, it's really hard to put into words. It's just a weird environment at the moment.
"It's scary even when I finish work, I get home and I see a lot of people outside and I say 'Oh my God'. I just hope nobody has to come to A&E or tests positive.”
She wants people to hear the message, to stay at home and keep their distance.
"I would love to just stay at home but, like rugby, my country is calling for me,” she says.
"I have a duty. I just hope people don't take it for granted, because people die from this. I've witnessed it with my own eyes.
"I have closed (body) bags and everything, it's really sad. It's very sad. I know they're not related to me, but I have cared for them and I'm the last person they see.
"The fact the family can't even come and see them, the people die by themselves. It's really hard to take in, because you're imagining that this could be my grandma, you know? The fact you've to call the family constantly, to say 'I'm sorry. I'm sorry'.
"I just wish people would listen to what's going on and not take it for granted. If you need to go outside, go outside. But you have to have a good reason for it. Don't take the whole family outside.
"Be conscious. Stay home.
"I'm in the frontline, I'm seeing it. I come home and I hear about it, I can't get away from it."
Friday was Djougang’s day off, a time to recover. Despite the crisis, her thesis is due in June, while she has a personal fitness programme from the IRFU to stay on top of for whenever rugby restarts in the future.
It is hard to switch off, difficult to know what to say when talking to family.
“Sometimes you're so exhausted after your shift you just want to go to sleep,” she says.
"Even on your day off, I have the literature review to do and I have this (interview) to do... You worry about your family, sometimes you're even scared to tell them about your day.
"You're constantly in that worry, they're calling to see if you're OK. You don't want your family to worry, but that's the occupation that I chose for me.
"To be honest, when you choose to be a nurse you don't really know what (is coming) - this year it's the coronavirus.
"It will teach me a lot of things. I think it will teach us a lot of things about what we can do as a country.
"We do need to come together, to look after each other even more.
"Only us can fight this. No one can fight it for us.
"We need to work together on this. Although we're in hospital fighting, we can't win it if the whole country doesn't fight with us if that makes sense."
Tallaght Hospital, she explains, is not the same as it was before all of this kicked off.
"It's very scary, it's not the usual atmosphere. It's very quiet, it's a very different environment to what it was before the whole coronavirus started,” she says.
"Everyone is trying to be there for each other, everyone is going through different things.
"We do look after each other. At this time it is more important to look after each other, we're all going through the exact same thing.
"If one of the staff has it, we all have it. You follow the steps for yourself and for the staff too. Constantly looking out for people around you.
"With people at home, we all have families to go to at the end of the day and we're putting them at risk.
"It's just something we've been doing for years, but now is when we're needed the most and we take that as part of what we do. Look after our health, look after our community, our family too. So, it's difficult."
Thursday’s show of support from the wider community lifted spirits, but Djougang says the public need to follow up their rounds of applause by following the government guidelines and staying at home.
"We were talking about that in the staff room,” she smiles. “I got home late, having stayed in hospital, but it was good to turn on the news and see all of this. Knowing that everyone is behind us.
"The only thing we want is for everyone at home to stay at home, to do what we're asking you to do. It's for everybody's safety, not us. Everyone benefits, our grandparents. Our sister. Our daugter, nieces, cousin, everybody benefits.
"We can only fight it if we all work together."
Rugby seems an almost abstract concept at this point, but despite everything that is going on Djougang remains a sportswoman at heart and she is determined to keep on top of her programme when she finds the time.
"In some ways it does feel unimportant, but at the same time I've been talking to the coach Adam Griggs and I do have to look after myself,” she says.
"Although everything is going on in the background, it is important to look after myself and my health.
"I am a nurse, at the same time I am a rugby player and I can't lose sight of what I need to do to get back to where I was. I can't lose focus and not look after my health and myself.
"I have a duty to my rugby players, at the same time I've a duty to my colleagues and I'm doing one job, I need to be 100pc and not lost.
"I'm not training at the moment, but at the same time I'm looking after my health and myself so that whenever we're back training I'm ready to go."
She and her team-mates are scheduled to play a World Cup qualifying tournament in September. If it happens, it will be a sign that things are back to some semblance of normality.
For now, Djougang is intent to do her bit for her country between the four walls of Tallaght Hospital and she wants the rest of us to play our part.