Community Resources features dozens of valuable items on how to manage PPE. This month’s top resource is a video from Wake County EMS, “Donning and Doffing of Biohazard PPE.”

At a time when the Ebola virus is still making news on a daily basis, it is critical first responders are educated on best practices for donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE). TargetSolutions has provided a link in Community Resources to a 7 minute, 27 second video from Wake County EMS (N.C.) that is highly educational for first responders faced with known or suspected infectious diseases.

Wake County’s video, “Donning and Doffing of Biohazard PPE,” has been selected as TargetSolutions’ Resource of the Month for November. It outlines proper technique for putting on PPE, followed by appropriate steps for removing PPE. The video offers two key points for the removal of infected equipment: Accept help from other assisting responders on the scene and always use slow, methodical movements.
Several accompanying items from Wake County EMS have been uploaded into Community Resources, including procedure guides for doffing and donning PPE. The guides provide step-by-step, detailed instructions to ensure compliance and avoid contamination.
There is also an Infectious Disease Response Plan from Wake County EMS that identifies key steps during EMS response to a patient who is suspected of having an infectious disease, like Ebola.
With TargetSolutions, organizations can deliver these items to employees and track completions. If you would like to view these and other valuable resources, please log in to your organization’s TargetSolutions site and search “Wake County PPE” under the Community Resources tab. If you have any questions about accessing these resources, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.