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Personal Protective Equipment

In the healthcare setting, there are many biological hazards.

This course will teach you how to protect yourself from these hazards by using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

You will learn about:

  • The types of PPE used in the healthcare setting
  • How to choose the right PPE for the job
  • How to use PPE correctly and safely

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain when and why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires an employer to provide PPE for employees.
  • Explain when and how PPE should be used in the healthcare setting.
  • List best practices for the use of gloves.
  • Describe how and when to use masks, goggles, and respirators.
  • Discuss when and how protective apparel should be used.