Just-in-time/Refresher Training Video Series from the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice
The Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham developed a series of just-in-time/refresher training videos demonstrating protocols for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). These protocols are intended for hospital healthcare workers involved in the assessment and care of individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. This guidance is specific to COVID-19.
Only clinical staff who are training and competent in the use of this PPE should be allowed to enter the patient’s room.
Healthcare workers must be familiar with local and institutional operational guidelines for the safe care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Hospitals need to identify areas of safety donning and doffing of PPE.
When possible, the donning and doffing process should be supervised by a trained observer. A Trained Observer is a member of the staff who is also trained and competent in the use of the PPE (often an infection prevention professional, nurse, or physician) whose sole responsibility is to guide health care providers as they don (put on) and doff (take off) personal protective equipment, or PPE. Enhanced precautions go beyond standard precautions and should only be used when caring for certain patients.
Enhanced precautions should be used when caring or treating the following: A) patient(s) at high-risk of having COVID-19 (i.e. a person who has signs and symptoms, exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, traveled to an area where COVID is endemic/widespread), B. a person under investigation (PUI) (i.e. someone who has signs and symptoms and results for COVID-19 test are being processed), C). a patient with confirmed COVID-19.
COVID-19 Enhanced PPE Donning and Doffing with Face Shield
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