Are health care personnel trained in correct use of personal protective equipment?

Effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to protect personnel and patients in health care settings. However, in a survey of 222 health care personnel, PPE training was often suboptimal with no requirement for demonstration of proficiency. Fourteen percent of physicians reported no previous training in use of PPE.

Source: John, Amrita, Tomas, Myreen E., Cadnum, Jennifer L., Mana, Thriveen S.C., Jencson, Annette, Shaikh, Aaron, ... Donskey, Curtis J. (2016). AJIC : American Journal of Infection Control.

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