Infection control - Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Infection control - Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Health Staff Ed
Updated Jun 26, 2019

Course Overview:

Using personal protective equipment is a daily part of every front line health worker's job. This interactive course contains everything you need to know about using the right PPE for any circumstances and how to use it. Based on best available evidence, it contains all the current information necessary to apply this standard precaution in practice, including demonstrations on how to peforrm respirator mask fit checks.

This course has been written by healthcare content experts and peer reviewed.

Target Audience

All healthcare workers

Learning Objectives

Through interactive learning and video demonstrations, participants will learn all aspects of the use of personal protective equipment in the healthcare environment.

At the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Know how HAIs are acquired
  2. Describe what the standard precautions are
  3. Identify the difference between standard and
    transmission-based precautions
  4. Know what PPE is available for use by healthcare workers
  5. Be able to select the appropriate PPE according to the circumstances and risks
  6. Be able to don and remove PPE in the appropriate sequence
    to prevent microorganism transmission.
  7. Be able to perform a respirator mask ‘Fit Check’

Business Outcomes

Consistent with the latest best practice evidence and current national and international guidelines, this course provides the learning required to enable participants to apply a decision making framework to the use of PPE. It is consistent with the applicable requirements for infection control contained in NSQHS Standard 3 and ACQS Standard 3.