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Beth L. Beam has contributed to the following content for HEROES:


Chemical Decontamination Level C: PPE 3M Breathe Easy - Doffing

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when donning Level C Checmical decon PPE. This process is demonstrated in the accompanying video.

You can download a printable version of the Level C Chemical Decon Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 06/16/2018 | Duration: 00:00

Chemical Decontamination Level C: PPE 3M Breathe Easy - Donning

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when donning Level C Checmical decon PPE. This process is demonstrated in the accompanying video.

You can download a printable version of the Level C Chemical Decon Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 06/16/2018 | Duration: 00:00

ISO-POD Update: AirBoss Defense Advantage

An ISOPOD is a device used in the transportation of a potentially infectious patient, either internally at a facility, or from one facility to another.

In this video Brittany Nordby, RN, BSN, EMT, Project Coordinator for HEROES, provides an explanation of the new features found on the latest generation of ISO-POD manufactured by AirBoss Defense.

Published: 08/25/2017 | Duration: 04:10

PPE for Ebola Patient Care: High Level - Doffing

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when doffing PAPR Level Biological PPE for Ebola patient care, as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and demonstrated in the accompanying video.

Remember:

  • A doffing partner should verbally cue and support the doffing process.
  • The doffing partner wears the same level of PPE as the doffer.

You can download a printable version of the High Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 03/09/2017 | Duration: 00:00

PPE for Ebola Patient Care: PAPR Level - Doffing

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when doffing PAPR Level Biological PPE for Ebola patient care, as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and demonstrated in the accompanying video.

Remember:

  • A doffing partner should verbally cue and support the doffing process.
  • The doffing partner wears the same level of PPE as the doffer.

You can download a printable version of the High Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 03/09/2017 | Duration: 00:00

PPE for Ebola Patient Care: High Level - Donning

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when donning High Level Biological PPE for Ebola patient care, as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and demonstrated in the accompanying video.

Remember:

  • The donning process is a step-by-step process that ensures good infection control and safety.
  • All steps should be done systematically and in the correct order.
  • A donning partner should assure all equipment is properly applied.

You can download a printable version of the High Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 03/09/2017 | Duration: 00:00

PPE for Ebola Patient Care: PAPR Level - Donning

In this module we test your knowledge of the steps involved when donning PAPR Level Biological PPE for Ebola patient care, as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and demonstrated in the accompanying video.

Remember:

  • The donning process is a step-by-step process that ensures good infection control and safety.
  • All steps should be done systematically and in the correct order.
  • A donning partner should assure all equipment is properly applied.

You can download a printable version of the PAPR Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 03/09/2017 | Duration: 00:00

Triage Basics

You will assume the role of a triage team member assisting in the triage of casualties at a busy urban intersection where a chemical spill has occurred. You'll need to search for all the casualties, assess their status and assign them a triage tag. After calling the triage you will go through the debriefing where your choices will be reviewed.

Published: 10/03/2016 | Duration: 00:00

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Doffing

In this video we demonstrate the steps involved when doffing Biological PPE for Ebola patient care as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit. It may be necessary to adapt these steps to meet your own organizations policies and procedures.

This video focuses on the use of a Suit and PAPR as Personal Protective Equipment.

The doffing process is a step-by-step process that ensures good infection control and safety.

All steps should be done systematically and in the correct order.

A doffing partner should assure all equipment is properly applied.

You can download a printable version of the PAPR Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 10/31/2015 | Duration: 16:01

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Donning

In this video we demonstrate the steps involved when donning Biological PPE for Ebola patient care as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit. It may be necessary to adapt these steps to meet your own organizations policies and procedures.

This video focuses on the use of a Suit and PAPR as Personal Protective Equipment.

The donning process is a step-by-step process that ensures good infection control and safety.

All steps should be done systematically and in the correct order.

A donning partner should assure all equipment is properly applied.

You can download a printable version of the PAPR Level Donning steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 10/31/2015 | Duration: 11:31

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Doffing

In this video we demonstrate the steps involved when doffing Biological PPE for Ebola patient care as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit.

A doffing partner should verbally cue and support the doffing process.

The doffing partner wears the same level of PPE as the doffer.

You can download a printable version of the High Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 10/24/2014 | Duration: 09:48

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Donning

In this video we demonstrate the steps involved when donning Biological PPE for Ebola patient care as used by the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit.

The donning process is a step-by-step process that ensures good infection control and safety.

All steps should be done systematically and in the correct order.

A donning partner should assure all equipment is properly applied.

You can download a printable version of the High Level Doffing steps from the Printed Materials section of the HEROES website.

Published: 10/24/2014 | Duration: 08:11

MDC: Triage Basics II

Part two of the START Triage MDC 

Published: 09/02/2014 | Duration: 00:00

MDC: Triage Basics I

Test your skills triage skills.

Published: 08/05/2014 | Duration: 00:00

ISOPOD Basics: Patient Care

An ISOPOD is a device used in the transportation of a potentially infectious patient, either internally at a facility, or from one facility to another.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN, Project Coordinator for HEROES and Director of Education for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, provides an introduction to patient care while being transported in an ISOPOD.

Published: 03/06/2013 | Duration: 04:24

ISOPOD Basics: IRT Model

 An ISOPOD is a device used in the transportation of a potentially infectious patient, either internally at a facility, or from one facility to another.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN, Project Coordinator for HEROES and Director of Education for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, provides a basic overview of the assembly and use of the ISOPOD manufactured by Immediate Response Technologies (IRT).

 

Published: 02/26/2013 | Duration: 09:55

ISOPOD Basics: TVI Model

An ISOPOD is a device used in the transportation of a potentially infectious patient, either internally at a facility, or from one facility to another.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN, Project Coordinator for HEROES and Director of Education for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, provides a basic overview of the assembly and use of the ISOPOD manufactured by the TVI Corporation.

Published: 02/19/2013 | Duration: 10:29

Body Sealer Basics

Introduction to the use of Body Sealer equipment used in the containment of bio-hazardous remains.

This video was produced in collaboration with the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center (nebraskamed.com) and describes procedures used within that facility. You may need to change your use of the Body Sealer depending on the needs of your organization.

Published: 07/24/2012 | Duration: 06:47

PAPR Assembly and Testing - Level C Chemical: 3M Breathe Easy

Demonstration of how to assemble and test a 3M Breath Easy PAPR unit.

Disclaimer: The following video depicts equipment commonly used in Nebraska hospitals. HEROES does not support any one manufacturer over another. Always refer to the manufacturer's directions for the complete instructions when using any powered air purifying respirator.

Published: 06/05/2012 | Duration: 04:47

PAPR Assembly and Testing - Level C Biological: ILC Dover Sentinel XL

Demonstration of how to assemble and test an ILC Dover Sentinel XL PAPR unit.

Disclaimer: The following video depicts equipment commonly used in Nebraska hospitals. HEROES does not support any one manufacturer over another. Always refer to the manufacturer's directions for the complete instructions when using any powered air purifying respirator.

Published: 02/03/2012 | Duration: 04:01

PAPR Assembly and Testing - Level C Biological: 3M Air-Mate

Demonstration of how to assemble and test a 3M Air-Mate PAPR unit.

Disclaimer: The following video depicts equipment commonly used in Nebraska hospitals. HEROES does not support any one manufacturer over another. Always refer to the manufacturer's directions for the complete instructions when using any powered air purifying respirator.

Published: 02/03/2012 | Duration: 02:18

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning

Developed in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center following guidelines provided by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC),  Hospital Personal Protective Equipment: Donning describes the correct doffing sequences of recommended equipment.

This video is part of a two video series.  Hospital Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing is also available on the HEROES website and YouTube channel.

Published: 10/09/2009 | Duration: 04:56

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Doffing

Developed in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center following guidelines provided by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Hospital  Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing describes the correct doffing sequences of recommended equipment.

This video is part of a two video series.  Hospital Personal Protective Equipment: Donning is also available on the HEROES website and YouTube channel.

Published: 10/09/2009 | Duration: 03:17

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning and Doffing

Developed in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center following guidelines provided by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Proper use of Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) describes the correct donning and doffing sequences of recommended equipment.

This video is one part of a three part Interactive Learning Module (ILM) available on the HEROES website.

Published: 10/09/2009 | Duration: 10:44

START Triage Basics

START Triage is a system designed for emergency medical response in disasters where there are multiple victims.

START stands for Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN covers the key concepts behind the process and what you should and, perhaps more importantly, should NOT be doing during the triage process.

At the end join students of South East Community College as they practice the process during a simulated mass casualty event.

Published: 08/30/2011 | Duration: 07:13

PPE: Chemical Level B - Donning

Demonstration of the correct steps involved in donning Chemical Level B Personal Protective Equipment.

This video was produced in collaboration with Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response System (OMMRS). Some steps refer to specific OMMRS policies and procedures and may need to be altered for your organization.

Published: 05/12/2011 | Duration: 07:34

PPE: Chemical Level B - Doffing

Demonstration of the correct steps involved in doffing Chemical Level B Personal Protective Equipment.

This video was produced in collaboration with Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response System (OMMRS). Some steps refer to specific OMMRS policies and procedures and may need to be altered for your organization.

Published: 05/12/2011 | Duration: 06:04

Activation - A Nebraska Medical Center Biocontainment Unit Story

Activation describes the identification, containment and treatment of an infectious disease during a fictitious event, resulting in the activation of the Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Published: 09/23/2008 | Duration: 24:53

Administration of a DuoDote Autoinjector

Demonstration of the correct procedures for administration of a DuoDote autoinjector for mild and severe exposure to Organophosphate insecticides or nerve agents.

DuoDote™ Auto-Injector is a trademark of Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

Published: 09/22/2008 | Duration: 07:03

Mark-1 Auto Injector: Correct Usage

Demonstration of the correct use of a Mark-1 Auto Injector.

Published: 03/13/2007 | Duration: 03:27

Beth L. Beam

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UNMC College of Nursing

Beth Beam is the project Coordinator for HEROS.