This interactive, Web-based learning program, called Ebola Preparedness: PPE Guidelines, is available for free through the CDC’s website. The program trains health care providers in three critical areas: proper donning of personal protective equipment (PPE), the safe removal of gear and active monitoring skills.
Program modules include:
- Options for wearing different combinations of PPE, allowing health care workers to view training material based on gear outlined in their facility’s specific protocols
- How to put on, or don, personal protective equipment
- How to safely remove, or doff, personal protective equipment
- Monitoring skills used by the designated observer during donning and doffing procedures to help staff avoid possible contamination
- Effective teamwork skills, such as communication strategies
- Tips for how to anticipate and mitigate potential contamination risks during the donning and doffing processes
The modules can be accessed online.
Source: Press Release John Hopkins Medicine