Personal Protective Equipment

When and How to Use PPE

Essential Course

Personal Protective Equipment


When emerging infectious diseases arise, staff must know when and how to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and others. PPE can assist you in preventing spread to self and others. Knowing what is available and when it is in indicated can conserve scarce resources and keep staff and patients safe.

Learn tips for donning and doffing PPE to maintain safety and prevent unintended infectious contamination.

Learn & Apply

When and How to Use PPE

  • Describe

    Describe the considerations in selecting and correctly wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g., gowns, gloves, masks/respirators, eye protection

  • Identify

    Identify the recommendations for (PPE) use with Standard, Droplet, Contact and Airborne Precautions

  • Identify

    Identify the sequence for acceptable donning and doffing of PPE

  • Determine

    Determine staff’s role with the use of PPE

About the Instructor

Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP

Chris Pratt is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates with more than 33 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions from the bedside to the Boardroom. In this role, he is responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He is trained in the survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination utilized by The Joint Commission, DNV, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations. He assists organizations with post-survey activities, education, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives and has experience in various health care settings including acute care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care settings.

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Completion is eligible for CE credits through the ANCC.

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