Donning and Doffing

Many have spent the last month or so preparing for possible patients with Ebola. Last week I had the opportunity to review the tremendous amount of work that the UIHC infection preventionists have completed towards our preparation. During this process, I watched these videos prepared by the Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that demonstrate the proper use of Biological Level C PPE. My thoughts when viewing these are that without significant practice, it would be very difficult to prevent contaminating or breaking protocol when removing this level of PPE and that donning and doffing take almost 14 minutes. That's a bit more time than hand hygiene - so no more complaints about that! And thanks to Nebraska for sharing these well-prepared videos.




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