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Keeping staff safe with simulation training

Healthcare workers (HCWs) need to protect themselves first, in order to provide quality, safe care to patients. As a result, there is an urgent need to support the safe donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Dr. Gerard Lacey provides an insight into the role of simulation technologies in ensuring the protection and wellbeing of HCWs. 

A 2019 CDC study1 found that 90% of PPE practices by HCWs were incorrect resulting in an increased risk of infection. Studies of the Ebola outbreak identified that in addition to PPE training, reducing HCW infections requires a multi-disciplinary response that addresses HCW fears, stresses, and the risk of burnout.2

Training in the correct use of PPE, in particular donning and doffing, is an ongoing issue in healthcare settings. At times of a pandemic, the requirement to roll this training out quickly to all staff, multiplies the complexity of the training challenge. Large numbers of new staff recruited require comprehensive training and new types of PPE introduced from new suppliers requires refresher training specific to that style. 

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

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Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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