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    Hi All,
    I was wondering if any organisation has encouraged the use of PPE buddies?
    What I mean is pairs or triplets each shift to keep a watch out for each
    other to help people use PPE well.
    It seems that this is by far the most difficult part of using PPE.

    Did the staff think it was a good idea?
    How was it introduced?

    kind regards
    Glenda Farmer (metropolitan Melbourne)
    Infection control solutions
    glenda@smartdentist.com.au
    http://www.smartdentist.com.au

    Be smart with Safety and Quality

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    Lavender, Ursula
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    Yes, we have strongly encouraged buddies and one of our bigger hospitals has adapted its staff log so that it contains a column for the buddy to initial that the PPE was donned and doffed correctly.
    I have staff arguing that they cant do this if theyre busy but we have trained support services, nurses and even ward clerks and receptionists in smaller sites so that they can be the buddy. I tell them that this has to be a priority for everyones safety.
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    From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion [mailto:ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU] On Behalf Of Glenda Farmer
    Sent: Friday, 17 July 2020 8:38 AM
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    Subject: [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] PPE buddies

    Hi All,
    I was wondering if any organisation has encouraged the use of PPE buddies?
    What I mean is pairs or triplets each shift to keep a watch out for each other to help people use PPE well.
    It seems that this is by far the most difficult part of using PPE.

    Did the staff think it was a good idea?
    How was it introduced?

    kind regards
    Glenda Farmer (metropolitan Melbourne)
    Infection control solutions
    glenda@smartdentist.com.au
    http://www.smartdentist.com.au

    Be smart with Safety and Quality
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