This CDC infographic demonstrates the proper technique of both applying and removing proper PPE in a healthcare setting. This resource is perfect for both visual learners and those who learn best by reading since it provides both text and images. If supplies are available, it would be helpful for the teacher to demonstrate the correct donning and doffing of PPE for the class. Next, students can practice donning and doffing PPE as they explore the infographic. Then to review the content, student volunteers can demonstrate donning and doffing PPE in front of the class, intentionally leaving out a step or two. The class would see if they can catch what the demonstrator did incorrectly. This activity is a great knowledge check.
This article provides information on the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the health care workforce and especially masks with the Covid Pandemic. This article includes an activity for students to design and create a face mask and then think critically about why new innovations in PPE help stop the spread of disease. The main takeaway is that PPE helps reduce the spread of disease.
Students are introduced to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Standard Precautions for all patients is explored. Students will complete the CDC Hand Hygiene Training Course which is embedded, along with numerous videos, in this prepared power point.