Personal Protective Equipment: when and how to use PPE
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:
- 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
Meet the course instructor on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Chris Pratt, MS, BSN, RN, has more than 32 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 application, teaching, and facilitation of the requirements and recommendations of The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. He assists organizations with post-survey activities education and follow-up, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives.
Retired after 29 years of distinguished service as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer. His vast experience includes critical care, medical-surgical services, ambulatory care, staff development, nursing administration and quality, as well as oversight of healthcare operations for both inpatient and ambulatory care settings, overseas/operational nursing services, and facility/corporate staff development programs.
Use knowledge from this course to know your PPE and when and how to use it to prevent infection spread. Interested in our Nursing Contact Hours opportunity?