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Whole-Process Emergency Training of Personal Protective Equipment Helps Healthcare Workers Against COVID-19 Design and Effect

Authors: Wenhui Tan and al, Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020

Whole-Process Emergency Training of Personal Protective Equipment Helps Healthcare Workers Against COVID-19

 

Objective: To develop an emergency training program of personal protective
equipment (PPE) for general healthcare workers (HCWs) who may be
under the threat of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and evaluate the
effect of the program. Methods: A three-stage training program was
designed. The complete clinical workflow together with infectious disease
ward was simulated. To verify the effect of the program, an experimental
training with pre- and post-test was conducted before large-scale training.
Results: Post-test scores were significantly improved when compared
with the pre-test scores. Among all PPE, N95 respirator and protective
coverall needed training most. Meanwhile, ‘‘proficiency level’’ and ‘‘mutual
check & help’’ also needed to be strengthened as independent scoring points.
Conclusion: This training program significantly improved the performances
of participants. It may therefore be applied for generalHCWson a larger scale.

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