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OSHA Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Healthcare PPE

Online Training Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

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.

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

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the 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.

Who must take this training?
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.

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Informative course.Good level of detail
Kevin G

Buen curso para informarte sobre como tomar las medidas adecuadas para protegerte y proteger a los demas
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Content was very comprehensive. Thank you.
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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