The use of Personal Protective Equipment

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 16 March 2022
In this session we will review the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. Our discussion will focus on health care acquired infections and what we can do to minimise the risk of these infections to both our clients and ourselves. The use of personal protective equipment will be discussed - the risk analysis for the use of this equipment reviewed and the donning and doffing of the equipment explored.

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“Explore the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare”

Course Content

In this session, we will review the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. Our discussion will focus on healthcare-acquired infections and what we can do to minimise the risk of these infections to both our clients and ourselves. The use of personal protective equipment will be discussed – the risk analysis for the use of this equipment reviewed and the donning and doffing of the equipment explored.

As health care workers we have a responsibility to ourselves and our colleagues to follow the established guidelines for risk minimisation and to utilise the equipment available to us to protect ourselves and others that rely on us.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare
  • Review the role of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Revise how to apply and remove PPE
  • Reinforce the use of standard and transmission-based precautions

Supporting Documentation

The Nursing CPD Institute

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