Personal Protective Equipment

Responder Health & Safety
Online Course
1 hour
University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC
Responder Safety and Health

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This one-hour course is designed for local public health employees and agencies as well as “on site” professionals who may be involved in public health emergencies such as flooding, disease outbreak, hurricanes and floods, debris cleanup, mass fatalities, or any other related public health emergencies. The goals of the course are to increase awareness of the importance of using PPE in public health emergencies and reinforce appropriate use of personal protective equipment in different crisis situations and biohazards. Course topics include the importance of PPE; incidents, hazards, and PPE; and donning and doffing personal protective equipment.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Explain the importance of PPE
  • Describe lessons learned when personal protective equipment (PPE) was not used
  • Identify different types and levels of PPE
  • Match the hazards, risks, and the recommended PPE
  • Describe the limitations of PPE in protecting yourself and others from injury
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Responder Safety and Health