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Marketing Spotlight: The PPE Handbook for Healthcare Facilities

Hospital Safety Insider, August 11, 2016

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Too often healthcare organizations find themselves unprepared for a hazardous situation or patient. It is in these tense moments that proper PPE training is put to use in order to protect staff and patients while minimizing risk. The only way to ensure your staff is ready for such a situation is through awareness and training on an organization-wide level. The PPE Handbook for Healthcare Facilities, sold in packs of five, is the perfect tool to give staff the knowledge and know-how of proper PPE usage. This handbook clarifies confusing PPE situations as well as when and how to properly implement PPE best practices.  Don't wait to train your staff after a hazardous situation has already occurred. The time for training and best practices is now!

The handbook is authored by Marjorie Quint-Bouzid, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, vice president of nursing at Parkland Hospital and Health System in Dallas, Texas, and formerly vice president of patient care services/chief nurse executive at Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC). Quint-Bouzid has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and more than 16 years of progressive experience in hospital administration.

This handbook offers front-line staff:

• The proper techniques involved with using personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Detailed diagrams that clearly demonstrate how to don and doff, as well as identify different kinds of PPE, and in what situations each type would be used
• Multiple government resources, such as the CDC and OSHA to help facilities decipher information in an easy-to-use, one-stop reference tool

For more information and to purchase the handbook, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.


 



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