Fundamentals of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Clinical Laboratories

Category: Laboratories

Safety is imperative when working with potentially harmful materials and other hazards in the laboratory. This course is designed to assist clinical and public health laboratory professionals with applying risk management strategies to identify hazards, assess risks, and select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) options.


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how PPE helps protect laboratory professionals.
  • Recognize hazards and risks associated with laboratory procedures.
  • Identify PPE options, limitations, and considerations for selecting appropriate PPE.
  • Select appropriate PPE options for given clinical laboratory scenarios.


1 hour

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour. P.A.C.E.® course number: 288-002-22.

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