Thursday, March 19, 2015

Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment - video

Personal protective equipment is used when there is a risk of exposure to infectious material, to protect the skin and mucous membranes from exposure to pathogens. In light of the threat of Ebola virus disease, it is important to emphasize the use of proper precautions for infection control in health care settings.This video is part of "Videos in Clinical Medicine" on the NEJM site and demonstrates how to put on and how to remove PPE. It is freely available.

Putting On and Removing Personal Protective EquipmentRafael Ortega, M.D., Nahid Bhadelia, M.D., Osamede Obanor, B.S., Kyle Cyr, M.A., Priscilla Yu, B.A., Maureen McMahon, R.N., and Dahlia Gotzmann, B.S.N. N Engl J Med 2015

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