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PPE Basics

PPE is the gear you use to protect yourself, your patients and everyone in the healthcare environment.

PPE Basics

When Choosing PPE, How Should We Think about Risk?
PPE: The What and the Why
Personal Protective Equipment
Auditing and Feedback of PPE Use
Coaching and Training Frontline Health Care Professionals
Transmission-Based Precautions
The Basics of Standard Precautions
Do's and Don'ts for wearing respirators
Do's and Don'ts for wearing masks
Do's and Don'ts for wearing gloves
Do's and Don'ts for wearing gowns
What is Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)?
Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Guidance for the Use of PPE in Healthcare Settings

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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