Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

There are four sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Importance of PPE
  • Section 2: Incidents, Hazards, and PPE
  • Section 3: Donning and Doffing PPE
  • Section 4: Activity – PPE Challenge!

There are review questions at the end of Sections 1 through 3. These review questions provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these sections. There is a Post-Test at the end of the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

Intended Audience

local public health employees/ agencies and “on site” professionals who may be involved in public health emergencies such as flooding, disease outbreak, hurricanes and floods, debris cleanup, mass fatalities, or any other related public health emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

Section 1: Importance of PPE 
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of PPE
  • Describe lessons learned when personal protective equipment (PPE) is not used

Section 2: Incidents, Hazards, and PPE 
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify different types and levels of PPE
  • Match the hazards, risks, and the recommended PPE
  • Describe the limitations of PPE in protecting yourself and others from injury
  • Explain the appropriate use of PPE and other protocols (standard precautions, expanded precautions, and hand hygiene) in protecting yourself and others from infectious disease

Section 3: Donning and Doffing PPE 
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to properly don, adjust, wear and doff the most common types of PPE
  • Explain how to maintain PPE properly

Section 4: Activity – PPE Challenge! 
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate PPE for the given incidents

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Competencies identified

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills

CEUs Offered

None

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

October 22, 2013

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