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 the considerations in selecting and correctly wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g., gowns, gloves, masks/respirators, eye protection
Identify the recommendations for (PPE) use with Standard, Droplet, Contact and Airborne Precautions
Identify the sequence for acceptable donning and doffing of PPE
Determine staff’s role with the use of PPE
About the Instructor
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.