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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a key element in preventing the transmission of disease causing microorganisms.

However, if not used properly, not only will PPE fail to prevent transmission, it may in fact contribute to the spread of disease.

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Personal Protective Equipment and You

The PPE module is intended for both HCWs with direct patient contact and HCWs who have contact with the patient environment or patient equipment. It reviews the significance of PPE use and familiarizes HCWs with the various types of PPE, highlighting the importance of using a PCRA before every interaction to determine what PPE is required. Using practice scenarios, the module also outlines the specific processes required for PPE donning and doffing. Recognizing that competence in PPE use is achieved through practice; we recommend that the module be used in conjunction with hands-on practice using PPE.

These courses are intended for non-employees of AHS. If you are employed by AHS, please complete the PPE modules through MyLearningLink in order to maintain a record of completion for your employee file.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF)

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever modules provides information about PPE required during the care of patients with suspect or confirmed VHF. Each module takes 20-30 minutes to complete. These courses are intended for non-employees of AHS. If you are employed by AHS, please complete the VHF modules through MyLearningLink in order to maintain a record of completion for your employee file.

This course will review the significance of specific IPC strategies in the context of caring for suspect or confirmed patients with VHF/Ebola in relation to the use of PPE. It will familiarize HCWs with the various types of PPE used when caring for suspect or confirmed patients with VHF/Ebola. The course will also outline the specific processes required for donning, doffing and using the PPE and prepare HCWs for practical training in the donning and doffing of PPE. This module will be used in conjunction with review of the PPE training package and live demonstration, including hands-on practice of donning and doffing of PPE.