PPE Training For Healthcare Workers
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This online training course provides you with the knowledge and techniques needed to safely use personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the transmission of viruses, diseases, and infections. By undertaking this training, you will learn the correct methods of using, disposing, and storing PPE to ensure high levels of hygiene and safety.
This course complies with the current advice jointly released by Public Health England, the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care for the use of medical PPE during COVID-19.
The government guidance for the use of PPE during COVID-19 is subject to continuing reviews and changes; at the time of the most recent release (24/07/2020) this course matches all of the latest updates. We are working hard to keep the course in line with any changes and to use the most recent best practice.
- Developed in line with NHS and Public Health England guidance together with healthcare professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Online training course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- Downloadable certificate on completion
This course is currently free to access for NHS employees and care workers.
The course covers how to safely put on (don), take off (doff), dispose and store the following types of PPE:
This course is suitable for all staff working in a healthcare setting who need to know how to use personal protective equipment correctly. It's especially important for anyone working in healthcare to understand how to safely use PPE during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:
This course is suitable for staff of all levels, including employees, supervisors and managers.
This course is not aimed at those working in non-healthcare settings who may need to wear PPE at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those working in lower risk environments, such as restaurant and hospitality staff, retail workers, office workers or school staff,
would better benefit from our COVID-19 Essentials: Infection Prevention & PPE course.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
||How to Use Healthcare PPE: Part 1
||Gloves, Masks and Respirators - When should you use PPE, Essential requirements for PPE, Hand hygiene, Pre-donning steps for PPE, How to use sterile and non-sterile gloves, How to use face masks and respirators.
||How to Use Healthcare PPE: Part 2
||Eye and Face and Body Protection - How to use eye protection, How to use aprons or long-sleeved gowns, How to use head and foot protection, Wearing multiple items of PPE.
||Changing, Disposal, Storage, and Maintenance of PPE
||When to change your PPE, What to do if your PPE is compromised, How to safely dispose of PPE, Storing PPE, Maintaining your PPE, General PPE safety rules.
||PPE During COVID-19
||PPE and COVID-19 requirements, Changing PPE during COVID-19, Delivering home care during COVID-19, PPE shortages during COVID-19, How to safely dispose of PPE during COVID-19.