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Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.132-138

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This online training course explains common healthcare hazards and how OSHA healthcare personal protective equipment can protect workers and patients alike.

Healthcare personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to all the wearable devices and garments that protect medical staff and patients from exposure to health hazards. Common examples include gloves, masks, face shields, gowns, and many others. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires many kinds of PPE to protect employees.

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Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other personnel exposed to medical hazards should receive healthcare and hospital PPE training. This applies to almost all healthcare employees who interact with patients or potentially dangerous equipment.

Case Study: A physician was drawing blood from a patient in an examination room of an HIV clinic. Because the room had no sharps disposal container, she recapped the needle using the one-handed technique. While the physician was sorting waste materials from lab materials, the cap fell off the phlebotomy needle, which subsequently penetrated her right index finger. The physician's baseline HIV test was negative. She began post-exposure measures to control the spread of the disease with zidovudine, but discontinued it after 10 days because of adverse side effects. Approximately two weeks after the needlestick, the physician developed flu-like symptoms consistent with HIV infection. She was found to be positive for HIV when tested three months after the needlestick exposure [American Health Consultants 1992b].

Key Takeaways: This tragic scenario could have been avoided if a sharps disposal container had been installed in the examination room. Also, if the physician has been wearing proper PPE, such as thick gloves, when sorting through the trash, she may have avoided being stuck by the needle.

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Governing Regulations

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132 requires PPE across all industries where hazards cannot be avoided by other means. OSHA requires PPE whenever engineering controls and administrative controls cannot remove a hazard. This medical PPE training focuses on healthcare facility hazards and the equipment used to protect employees and patients.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to PPE for Healthcare Workers Safety Training
  • Key Terms
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Statistics
  • Personal Protective Equipment-Overview
  • When Is PPE Necessary?
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Infectious Disease
  • PPE Use
  • Toxic Materials and Chemicals
    Types of Hazards and Choosing the Right PPE
  • Blood
  • Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Cleaning Detergents
  • Chemotherapy Drugs
  • Chemicals
  • Harmful Dust
  • Heat
  • Impact Injuries
  • Laser Hazards
  • Biohazards
    Employer Responsibilities
  • Personal Protective Plan Program
  • Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Training
  • Providing PPE
  • When an Employer Is Not Responsible for Providing PPE
  • Selecting PPE and Ensuring Its Proper Use
  • Making PPE Accessible to Workers
  • Proper Care of PPE
  • Maintenance
  • Useful life and Limitations of Equipment
  • Cleaning, Laundering, and Disposing of PPE
  • Repair and Replacement
    Training Requirements
  • Risks Associated with Not Wearing PPE
  • Severe Cuts or Lacerations and Abrasions
  • Punctures
  • Chemical and Thermal Burns
    Employee Responsibilities
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Personal protective equipment training should be conducted before employees perform work requiring the use of PPE. Additionally, healthcare facilities should require additional safety training for employees who fail to demonstrate a proper understanding of OSHA PPE. This online certification functions as both initial and refresher training.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Kevin G Verified
Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Informative course.Good level of detail

Elvira D Verified
Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Buen curso para informarte sobre como tomar las medidas adecuadas para protegerte y proteger a los demas

Mike R Verified
Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Content was very comprehensive. Thank you.



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