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Healthcare Associated Infections

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This short video demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and aligns with the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual.

This resource is part of the foundation layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.  Further information about the pathway is available on the pathway webpage.

The video focuses on the common problems associated with PPE, breaking down the dos and don’ts and providing practical examples of when PPE should and should not be worn. The video demonstrates the correct procedure for donning and removing PPE and provides practical application of knowledge and skills to aid learners in acute, community and care settings.

Target audience

All registered nurses, healthcare support workers and care staff working in health and social care settings.

Key Content

  • Types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and compliance with National Infection Prevention and Control Manual
  • Assessment of whether PPE is required for the task e.g. are you likely to come into contact with blood or body fluids
  • Appropriate use of different types of PPE for specific tasks e.g. emptying a urinary drainage bag, removing a used commode, dealing with infectious linen
  • Examples of when PPE should be removed and not required for a task or removed between tasks
  • Correct step-by-step procedure for donning and removing PPE and the importance of hand hygiene

Duration:  8 minutes

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the video with the HAI team, please contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

Resource launched April 2016

Perfectly removing your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This training resource has been developed to support learning in practice.  It is a short video with slides demonstrating the correct removal of gloves and apron to avoid contamination and aligns with the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual Appendix 6.
 
The is resource has been designed to stimulate discussion among the learners. This resource can be used as an interactive training tool or a self-directed resource.  There are key questions following the video showing removal of the PPE demonstration, where you can pause for discussion among learners/colleagues or reflect individually.
 
The target audience is students and staff working and/or studying within health and social care setting.

The video runs for 6.58 minutes but may take longer if it is paused to facilitate discussion

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the video with the HAI team, please contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

Launched July 2019