Personal Protective Equipment for Nurses and Healthcare Personnel
This program will provide a basic review of the background of PPE; assessing the need for PPE and isolation carts; types of PPE; donning and doffing PPE; determining the level of precaution; educating healthcare staff, patients, and family members; and special considerations for PPE such as Ebola and HIV. This program is for healthcare employees who have direct patient care responsibilities. It will not cover proper protection for employees cleaning the healthcare environment, protective environment, cleaning and disinfecting an isolation room, working with lab/pathology samples or spill containment.
This course replaces Personal Protective Equipment for Assistants (1010000381)
This course replaces Personal Protective Equipment for Nurses (1010000380)
This course was created March, 2017
About the Course
This course is approved for 1 continuing education credits by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing, and by the American Medical Certification Association.
This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
- Gain understanding of PPE purpose
- Identify proper PPE for specific transmission-based precautions
- Learn how to properly don/doff PPE
- Identify three types of transmission-based precautions
- Identify five barriers to using PPE
- Better understand PPE for Ebola Virus Patients
About the Author
Erika Probst, RNC, MSN
Erika Probst has 16 years of clinical experience in the in-patient setting and has her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.