ACIPC members are warmly invited to participate in a 15-minute online survey on the use of PPE. Read more…

Reintroducing Practical Logic to the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): A Video Survey

ACIPC members are warmly invited to participate in a 15-minute online survey, to describe what PPE they think is appropriate (i.e. safe and practicable) for routine use by Emergency Department (ED) staff caring for patients with unknown infectious risks. The survey questions are structured around short video clips in which clinicians demonstrate donning/doffing procedures for two clinical scenarios according to NHMRC guidelines, which not everyone finds practicable or necessary. With your help, we hope to develop consensus recommendations for baseline appropriate PPE adherence for ED staff. This study is led by Prof Lyn Gilbert from The University of Sydney, and has been approved by the Western Sydney Local Health District human research ethics committee, and the ACIPC Research Committee.

The survey can be found here: https://goo.gl/EGF7py (Closing date: 31 August 2017).

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