Does My Personal Protective Equipment Really Work? A Simulation-based Approach (1090-003430)
CE Hours: 1.00 Session Type: Prerecorded Educational Courses
Learning Objective 1:
Demonstrate how to create a nontoxic fluorescent solution for PPE training
Learning Objective 2:
Utilize the simulated germ solution for setting up a formative training environment and summative testing for the donning and doffing of PPE
Learning Objective 3:
Discuss future simulation-based research opportunities and collaborations around PPE training and testing
This course focuses on a detailed aspect of the topic.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a need for personal protective equipment (PPE) refresher training for healthcare workers. We utilize a nontoxic fluorescent solution during PPE training to simulate contact spread and contamination from aerosol-generating procedures. This novel technique highlights the importance of proper donning and doffing technique while providing visual evidence of any exposure.