Personal protective equipment or PPE is an important piece of the safety and compliance puzzle for those who work in healthcare. PPE not only protects your healthcare firm from liability risks but it also prevents injuries and the spread of disease for your employees. This is important because it reduces safety risks, financial risks, and loss of productivity.
All pieces of PPE create a protective barrier between healthcare professionals and disease. Before selecting the type of PPE that will be worn, it is important to consider, the type of exposure anticipated, durability and appropriateness for the task, and fit.
Information on Personal Protective Equipment, guidance for the selection and use of PPE, donning PPE, save work practices with PPE, and when to use different PPE . Time: 25 minutes. Should be taken by all healthcare personnel who have patient contact. Should be taken annually.