Personal Protective Equipment

 

The Infection Control Today® personal protective equipment page offers written and video content on the proper use and—during the time of COVID-19 surges—reuse of PPE, including masks, respirators, gloves, gowns, face shields, goggles, and more. What are the proper donning and doffing methods? How long can PPE be extended? How are these items decontaminated? What comprises proper fit testing? Our experts will tell you.

Birx: Using Science and Data, The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Over

September 22, 2022

Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, an American diplomat and infectious disease expert, once again joins Infection Control Today®, this time to talk about President Biden’s recent comment that the pandemic is over, and what can be done to mitigate the circumstances.

Transforming a Pandemic Response Unit From an Inpatient Nursing Unit

September 15, 2022

With COVID-19 beginning to surge, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center needed to create a response unit from what had been an inpatient nursing unit. A recent study explains how this conversion was effective and can stand as an example for other facilities.

Boots on the Ground, or These Boots Are Made for Walking? Some LTC Staff Choose the Latter

September 07, 2022

Long-term care facilities were once normally happier places, but COVID-19 changed the individuals working and living there. PPEs, testing, overwork, underpayment, and too many isolations have chased health care workers away and forced the facilities' population to plummet. Can anything be done?

Viewpoint: We Cannot Afford to Surrender to COVID-19 Now

August 17, 2022

Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed recommendations which neither control or prevent a rapidly evolving and disabling disease, COVID-19. However, we must maintain effective efforts to control spread of the virus.