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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 2006 Advanced Practice Centers for Preparedness Training Conference. Objectives. Define PPE Select appropriate PPE components for an incident Don and doff Level C PPE. What is PPE?. Personal Protective Equipment

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Personal protective equipment ppe

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

2006 Advanced Practice Centers for Preparedness Training Conference

NACCHO 02-2006


Objectives

Objectives

  • Define PPE

  • Select appropriate PPE components for an incident

  • Don and doff Level C PPE


What is ppe

What is PPE?

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • 4 levels based originally on Haz Mat definitions

    • Based on OSHA requirement for making the worker safe

    • Two overall categories

      • Airway protection

      • Barrier protection

    • All come with Advantages and Limitations


Respiratory protection

Respiratory Protection


Garments and barriers

Garments and Barriers

  • Fully encapsulated suits

  • Splash/droplet (includes vapor)

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Eye protection


Level d

Level D

  • Your usual work clothes


Level c

Level C

  • Air-Purifying Respirator (APR) (NIOSH-certified)

  • Resp. Protection: Carefully Selected Vapors and Aerosols

  • Hooded, Splash Protective Chemical Resistant Suit

  • Clothing Protection: Liquids and Solids


Level b

Level B

  • SCBA or SAR (Supplied Air Respirator) with Escape (NIOSH-certified)

  • Resp. Protection: Gas, Vapor, Aerosol, O2 Deficient Atmospheres

  • Splash Protective Chemical Resistant Suit

  • Clothing Protection: Solids Liquids


Level a

Level A

  • SCBA (NIOSH-certified)

  • Resp. Protection Against: Gases, Vapors, Aerosols, Oxygen Deficient Atmospheres

  • Vapor-protective Fully Encapsulated Suit

  • Clothing Protection Against: Gas, Vapor, Liquid, Solid


What are the ppe protection levels

What Are the PPE Protection Levels?


What is the correct ppe for hospital decontamination

What is the Correct PPE for Hospital Decontamination

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Ppe for hospital staff

PPE for Hospital Staff

  • Level C for Hospital Decontamination

    • Non-IDLH atmosphere

    • Inexpensive

    • Greatest mobility

  • Afterwards - Level D for Patient care activity

  • Accepted by American Hospital Association and OSHA

  • Exception - if the hospital is the event site


What if i am caught without ppe

What if I am caught without PPE?

  • Get out and get away as fast as possible!

  • If all else fails and you have nothing else:

    • Double layer T-shirt over nose & mouth

  • Effective for:

    • Many biological agents

    • Some types of radiation

  • Less effective for:

    • Many chemical agents


Ppe summary

PPE Summary

  • Level A/B only for specialized situations

    • Not for the lay person (hospital workers, Public Health, EMS/Police)

    • Need much training

    • Including annual fit testing

  • Level D normal work gear


Ppe summary1

PPE Summary

  • Except for rare cases, Level C will be the best choice for a known element, especially in healthcare

    • Highly contagious medical care

    • Decontamination line

    • Open area assessment for triage


Thank you questions

Thank You! Questions?

Now, let’s suit up and try it out!


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