Perhaps the number one Ebola-related priority for healthcare workers right now is learning how to properly don and doff PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment). Given the complexities, this isn’t something you can practice once, and commit to memory.
It takes practice
I’ve highlighted PPE training several times in recent weeks, including:
Complicating matters, there are a number of acceptable combinations of PPEs that may be used when dealing with Ebola patients, and so there is no one-size-fits-all training video.
To get past this barrier, late last week the CDC and Johns Hopkins unveiled an interactive PPE web-based training site, where users could pick and choose which types of PPEs their facility will be using, and `generate’ a custom PPE training module.
As an added bonus, instead of having to wade through a 20 minute video, each step is a separate short video clip.
After selecting the the type of PPE you intend to use, you end up with the following menu-driven training module, with each step accessible (and easily re-played) from the list on the left.
To begin to set up, and run, your personalized PPE training, go to the following link: