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Astrid Grgurich
 Groupof protective devices that directly protect a worker against hazards in the work environment. Shouldmeet selection...
 Protective clothing Hand and foot protection Head protection Hearing protection Eye and face protection Respiratory...
(World Health Organisation, 2007).
   Did not tie the gown at both the neck and waist.   Did not place mask straps properly.   Did not properly seal the m...
 Non-availability of PPE. Conviction that the patient was not infected. Utilising PPE interfered with providing good  p...
 Tojudge whether or not specific quality improvement theories can be applied to the problem of PPE non-compliance in hosp...
   Beam, E., Gibbs, S., Boulter, K., Beckerdite, M., & Smith, P. (2011). A method of    evaluating health care workers’ p...
Personal protective equipment
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Personal protective equipment

  1. 1. Astrid Grgurich
  2. 2.  Groupof protective devices that directly protect a worker against hazards in the work environment. Shouldmeet selection criteria that consider the hazards and work environment conditions and at the same time conform to the basic requirements of safety and ergonomics.
  3. 3.  Protective clothing Hand and foot protection Head protection Hearing protection Eye and face protection Respiratory protection Protection against falling from height
  4. 4. (World Health Organisation, 2007).
  5. 5.  Did not tie the gown at both the neck and waist. Did not place mask straps properly. Did not properly seal the mask to the face. Did not conduct a seal check. Did not don equipment in the CDC-recommended sequence. Removed potentially contaminated eye protection from the room. Used poor technique for gown removal. Did not use proper mask removal technique. Did not use wall mounted hand sanitizer before exiting the room. Removed other potentially contaminated items from the room. Did not doff equipment in the CDC recommended sequence. Did not remove gloves first.
  6. 6.  Non-availability of PPE. Conviction that the patient was not infected. Utilising PPE interfered with providing good patient care.
  7. 7.  Tojudge whether or not specific quality improvement theories can be applied to the problem of PPE non-compliance in hospitals...
  8. 8.  Beam, E., Gibbs, S., Boulter, K., Beckerdite, M., & Smith, P. (2011). A method of evaluating health care workers’ personal protective equipment technique. American journal of infection control, 39(5), 415-420. Department of Health. (2009). Hospital infection prevention and control guidelines: Influenza-like illness. Retrieved from http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/attachments/412.pdf Ganczak, M., & Szych, Z. (2007). Surgical nurses and compliance with personal protective equipment. Journal of hospital infection, 66(4), 346-351. Infection Control Today. (2007). Personal protective equipment. Retrieved from http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2007/05/personal-protective- equipment.aspx Koradecka, D. (Ed.). (2010). Handbook of occupational safety and health. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (n.d.). National personal protective technology laboratory request your assistance. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/PotentialBarriersPPE.pdf Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2011). Infection control and prevention. Retreived from http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/InfectionControl/StdPrecautions.htm World Health Organisation. (2007). How to put on and take off personal protective equipment. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/PPE_EN_A1sl.pdf

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