Personal Protective Equipment

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Course features
  • Author: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA
  • Level: Any
  • Video time: 2 hours
  • Exams: 1
Course overview
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a necessary means of complying with standard precautions that determines the appropriate clothing items worn when processing instruments and treating patients. Protective clothing, eyewear, facemasks, and chemical resistant utility gloves provide a barrier against chemicals and contaminants. They should be changed at the earliest convenience if penetrated or compromised by blood and infectious fluids.