Personal Protective Equipment

e-Learning Module

This 60-minute interactive learning module was created for the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine undergraduate medical program and allied health programs, in collaboration with the Continuing Professional Development unit at UBC. The goal of the module is to prepare students to safely learn and participate in clinical placements during the COVID-19 pandemic. The module's contents focus on infection prevention and control via personal protective equipment (PPE) and are accompanied by a post-module knowledge evaluation. Completion of the module and knowledge assessment are mandatory for all UBC students entering clinical placements during COVID-19. This project was completed and module launched within a 5-week timeframe.

 

My role in this project was to design and develop the e-module - including content, visualizations, and UI - as well as the post-module knowledge assessment. Visualizations were created in collaboration with Vivian Chen (UBC CPD).

Client: UBC Faculty of Medicine

 Subject matter expert: Nick Steel, Health and Safety Advisor

Audience: undergraduate medical students entering clerkship;
allied health trainees entering clinical rotations

Format: web

Medium: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Date: June 2020

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Process work

Coming soon!

References

1. BC Centre for Disease Control. COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community-Based Physicians, Nursing Professionals and Midwives in Clinic Settings. (2020).

2. WorkSafeBC. COVID-19: What workers should expect when returning to work. Available at: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation/what-workers-should-expect.

3. WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC. Available at: https://www.worksafebc.com/en.

4. WorkSafeBC. COVID-19 Safety Plan.

5. Providence Health Care. PPE Recommendations – Acute: For health-care personnel participating in patient care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (2020).

6. Government of Canada. Personal protective equipment against COVID-19: Medical gloves. (2020).

7. Government of Canada. Personal protective equipment against COVID-19: Medical gowns. (2020). Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/covid19-personal-protective-equipment/gowns.html.

8. US CDC NCIRD Division of Viral Diseases. Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns. (2020). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/isolation-gowns.html.

9. Government of Canada. COVID-19 medical masks and N95 respirators: Overview. (2020). Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/masks-respirators-covid19.html.

10. Government of Canada. Routine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings, Appendix V: Glossary of terms. (2017). Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/routine-practices-precautions-healthcare-associated-infections/part-d.html#D.V.

11. Government of Canada. Routine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings, Appendix IX: Advantages and disadvantages of barrier equipment. (2017). Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/routine-practices-precautions-healthcare-associated-infections/part-d.html#D.V.

12. University of British Columbia Safety & Risk Services. Using Non-Medical Masks. Available at: https://srs.ubc.ca/covid-19/health-safety-covid-19/working-safely/non-medical-masks/.

13. BC Centre for Disease Control. Respiratory Protection for Health Care Workers Caring for Potential or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients. (2020).

14. BC Centre for Disease Control. Personal Protective Equipment. Available at: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/infection-control/personal-protective-equipment.

15. BC Centre for Disease Control. Infection Control: Personal protective equipment. (2020). Available at: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/infection-control.

16. BC Centre for Disease Control. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Protocol for Surgical Procedures During COVID-19: Adult. (2020).

17. BC Centre for Disease Control. Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Protocol for Surgical Procedures During COVID-19: Pediatrics. (2020).

18. BC Centre for Disease Control. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Protocol for Obstetrical Procedures During COVID-19. (2020).

19. BC Centre for Disease Control. The 5 steps to Don (put on) Personal protective equipment (PPE).

20. Government of Canada. COVID-19 technical brief: Masking and face shields for full duration of shifts in acute healthcare settings. (2020). Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/technical-brief-masking-face-shields-full-duration-shifts-acute-healthcare-settings.html.

21. BC Centre for Disease Control. 9 Steps to Doff (Take Off) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) For Droplet and Contact Precautions.

22. BC Centre for Disease Control. Cleaning and Disinfection Instructions for Eye/Facial Protection.

23. Vancouver Coastal Health. VCH COVID-19 Dress Code Guidelines: All Personnel Participating in Inpatient Care. (2020).

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26. BC Centre for Disease Control. BC Health Care Worker Exposures Risk Assessment Tool. Available at: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Professionals-Site/Documents/COVID19_HCW_ExposuresRiskAssessmentTool.pdf.

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