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OSHA blog: Seeking feedback on PPE handbook

Hospital Safety Insider, March 3, 2016

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Once again, it's time to ask your opinion about books we at the Safety group at HCPro are working on.

Our latest effort, due out in June, will be a book tentatively called the PPE Handbook for Healthcare Facilities. Based on customer research we conducted, a whopping 85% said they were concerned about proper PPE and its use, and about 50% said they were concerned about pandemic response. About 66% said they would buy a book about Ebola response, and 75% indicated they were likely to buy a book about reducing healthcare-associated infections and infection control as a whole.

We want to produce a book that will be a comprehensive primer of the proper PPE for any infectious diseases/substances healthcare workers are likely to encounter, especially given Ebola, MERS, and other highly infectious diseases that are showing up at hospitals. We could cover respirators, full body suits including donning and doffing techniques, spotters, PAPR respirators and N95 respirators as well as when each would be required. This will be a shorter, "go-to" reference that could also be used to help train your staff.

I'd like to know your thoughts on this book - what you'd like to see in it, what the need for the book is, and what tools, checklists and information you'd like to read about.

Please shoot me an email with your thoughts as soon as possible at jpalmer@hcpro.com. Your input will help shape the content of the book!

Read more this and other blogs at OSHA Healthcare Advisor.



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