Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals

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Course Overview

Course Quality Rating

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Course Description

This course was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. 

It includes 5 modules that provide informational materials that demonstrate the procedures described in CDC guidance for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and removing) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. These informational materials are intended to promote and increase patient and health care provider safety. Prior to working with Ebola patients, all healthcare providers involved in the care of Ebola patients must receive training and demonstrate competency in performing all Ebola-related infection control practices and procedures, specifically in donning and doffing proper PPE.

Please Note: These informational materials are made available for educational and informational purposes only and are intended to supplement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidance on Personal Protection Equipment To Be Used By Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing), current as of October 20, 2014 and available at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html.

These informational materials are not intended to constitute or be substituted for direct training, medical or treatment advice. The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and their affiliates and subsidiaries disclaim responsibility and liability for any and all claims of harm arising from or in connection with these informational materials and related activities.

These training tools are being released urgently to provide practical tools for healthcare providers preparing to manage or managing patients with Ebola in U.S. healthcare facilities. These videos will be updated and refined on an ongoing basis based on user feedback and best practices in managing patients with Ebola in U.S. hospitals.                          

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Target Audience

This course is designed for Nurses, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Emergency Responders / Receivers, General Public Health Staff, and Healthcare.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Review CDC guidance regarding donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2. Review CDC guidance for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
  3. Describe informational materials intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of healthcare providers

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

None listed 

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities:

Community Preparedness

  1. Function 4: Coordinate training or guidance to ensure community engagement in preparedness efforts

Responder Safety and Health

  1. Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs

Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies:

  1. Protect worker health and safety
  2. Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations and threats

Format

Online/Self-study

Credit /CEU

None available

Duration

30 mins.

Specifications

None listed

Course Publication Date

October 29, 2014

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