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The importance of personal protective equipment design and donning and doffing technique in mitigating infectious disease spread: A technical report

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dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Robert
dc.contributor.author Gino, Bruno
dc.contributor.author d'Entremont, Phil
dc.contributor.author Barari, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Renou, Tia S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-01T11:30:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-01T11:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9688
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract During the current coronavirus pandemic, significant emphasis has been placed on the importance of mitigating nosocomial spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). One important consideration involves the appropriate use of effective personal protective equipment (PPE), which may reduce a healthcare provider's likelihood of becoming infected while simultaneously minimizing exposure to other patients that they care for. This may reduce demands placed on the healthcare system and help to preserve the workforce. First, the importance of PPE design cannot be underestimated, as the manufacturing process must strive to maximize protection of the user while ensuring adequate comfort. Second, it has been demonstrated that inadequate education and training can significantly impact compliance with PPE recommendations. Technique regarding donning and doffing of PPE is crucial to the protection of those who don it. The purpose of this technical report is two-fold: first, to describe some important considerations in the manufacturing and design process of face shields to maximize protection for healthcare providers, and second, to describe a simulation scenario that may be used to train healthcare workers in the appropriate donning and doffing of PPE. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cureus;12(12), e12084
dc.subject personal protective equipment en_US
dc.subject novel coronavirus en_US
dc.subject sars-cov-2 en_US
dc.title The importance of personal protective equipment design and donning and doffing technique in mitigating infectious disease spread: A technical report en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.7759/cureus.12084
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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