Training of healthcare personnel in usage of Personal Protective Clothing

On TV channels we often see healthcare personnel dressed in ‘space like’ gear on a biosafety protocol, investigating outbreaks or engaging in intriguing missions involving infectious diseases.

Most lay people do not understand that wearing protective gear, which actually protects against unknown and known infectious disease agents, is very cumbersome and not ‘glamourous’ . It is lifesaving, and it is in short supply most of the time. This PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is worn by designated health care personnel in special circumstances to minimise the threat that infectious disease agents pose to their health and survival.

Healthcare personnel need to wear this PPE in the correct manner for it to be effective in its purpose. In the currently ongoing pandemic of COVID 19, PPE is essential for handling patients in the acute stage when they are infectious to those around them. PPE is not for the common man. Believe me, it is downright uncomfortable and sweaty and stressful.

Here is a short (5 min 49 sec) video made by a team of experts from the prestigious AFMC Pune, to communicate effectively, the recommended modality for wearing of PPE by healthcare workers…. https://youtu.be/OlOULwxmTCc

Please feel free to share the link. As and when the creators of the video upload the higher resolution video, this above link will be amended and linked suitably.

Published by Delta Zulu Consultancy

I am a Public Health Specialist with a passion for sustainable promotion of human co-existence with the environment! My areas of interest and expertise are Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement, Food Safety, Environmental Medicine and Mass Gathering Medicine. I believe in leveraging the power of technology to capture the imagination of people to inspire them to achieve their health potential, in a sustainable manner. I aspire to empower my partners and motivate stake holders to consistently seek 'work around' solutions, while hoping to achieve an utopian ideal balance.

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