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Protecting Yourself and Your Patient with PPE

The home health and hospice environment has many hazards. Of particular concern are biological hazards, including bloodborne pathogens.

If safeguards are not put in place, exposure to biological hazards can lead to:

  • Illness
  • Injury

On the other hand, staff commitment to safety policies and procedures can help:

  • Minimize hazards
  • Maximize safety

In this course, you will learn about:

  • The need for PPE in the home health and hospice 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:

  • Identify when and how PPE should be used in the home health and hospice setting to protect worker safety
  • Cite elements of Standard Precautions for PPE to protect worker safety
  • List best practices for the use of gloves to protect worker safety
  • List best practices for the use of masks, protective eyewear, and gowns to protect worker safety