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


Ambulance Infection Control: Wrap Removal and Decontamination

This video demonstrates the process for removing plastic sheeting used to wrap the interior of an ambulance's patient care space. This technique may be used when transporting patients with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola or other special pathogen.

This video was created for the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC's Global Center for Health Security.

Funded by contract HHSO100201700005C, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Published: 08/26/2021 | Duration: 12:16

Ambulance Infection Control: Wrap Installation

This video demonstrates an Ambulance Infection Control technique whereby the interior patient care compartment is wrapped in plastic. This technique may be used when transporting patients with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola or other special pathogen.

This video was created for the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC's Global Center for Health Security.

Funded by contract HHSO100201700005C, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Published: 08/26/2021 | Duration: 12:20

BioSeal Portable System - Sealing Remains

In this video we demonstrate sealing remains in a bio-safety level 4 containment body bag using a BioSeal System 5 Portable System.

The advantage of the portable system is that in addition to functioning via a standard AC outlet, it has its own power supply which allows for use in locations where access to a standard AC outlet is not available.

It is appropriate for use in clinical and non-clinical locations, by healthcare professionals, law enforcement, coroners, and by disaster response teams after a mass casualty or pandemic event.

To develop pathogen specific protocols for the safe handling of human remains for your organization, visit the CDC website below for guidance:

CDC - Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/evd/handling-human-remains.html

Published: 07/16/2020 | Duration: 00:00

BioSeal Portable Kit - Equipment Overview

In this video we review the components of the BioSeal System 5 Portable System.

The BioSeal Portable System provides the equipment needed to safely contain human remains in a bio-safety level 4 containment body bag.

The portable system has its own power supply and is appropriate for use in hospitals, by law enforcement and by disaster response teams.

Please follow your organizational policies and procedures when using this system.

Published: 08/20/2020 | Duration: 06:45

Patient Transportation Isolation Devices: AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD - Assembly & Operation

In this video we demonstrate the assembly and operation of an AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD.

Patient transportation isolation devices are not pieces of equipment we use on a regular basis. Familiarization with the correct assembly and operation techniques of such devices ensures patient and healthcare professional safety when called into use.

Other versions of this isolation device are manufactured by this company. A large proportion of this video is also applicable to those devices.

Published: 06/10/2020 | Duration: 10:07

Patient Transportation Isolation Devices: AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD - Maintenance & Inspection

In this video we discuss the specifications, components and general inspection routine for an AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD.

Operating in its negative pressure mode, the AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD model is designed for safely transporting a patient with a highly consequential pathogen of concern or chemical agent.

Other versions of this isolation device are manufactured by this company. A large proportion of this video is also applicable to those devices.

Published: 06/10/2020 | Duration: 07:19

Procedural & Surgical Mask Guidance

Correct donning, doffing and reuse techniques when using procedure and/or surgical masks is essential in helping to prevent contamination from, and the spread of pathogens of concen.

This video demonstrates these techniques including mask storage via paper towels and paper bags when being used in a limited reuse situation.

Additional information on paper bag storage can be found in the Nebraska Medicine video "Proper Donning & Doffing of Procedural and Surgical Masks".

Published: 05/18/2020 | Duration: 06:11

Face Coverings for Public Use

In this video, we’ll discuss important points for safe use of cloth face coverings.

Respirators and surgical masks are important tools for health care providers. Cloth face coverings allow non-healthcare providers to stay safe without impacting critical health care supplies during a pandemic or epidemic in our community.

Wearing cloth face coverings will contain most droplets that are spread during common activities such as talking, singing, coughing and sneezing.

The CDC website provides additional information about creating your own cloth face coverings.

Published: 05/18/2020 | Duration: 06:26

N95 Respirator Limited Reuse - Healthcare Professionals Providing Clinical Care

In this video we demonstrate potential approaches for donning and doffing of an N95 filtering facepiece respirator in a Limited Reuse situation. This video was developed based on the CDC guidelines for NIOSH approved N95 respirators.

Please note: During this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions are developing methods to extend wear and reuse N95 respirators. These methods are needed in order to preserve the supply of N95 respirators for patient care. The information in this video should not be interpreted to contradict facility-specific directions and special decontamination and reuse programs.

For the full set of guidelines please visit the following CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

Published: 03/27/2020 | Duration: 08:12

N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator: Donning & Doffing

In this video we demonstrate the critical safety steps involved in correctly donning and doffing an N95 disposable filtering facepiece respirator, and how to perform a seal check prior to rendering patient care in any setting. We also show the most common mistakes made when placing the straps on your head.

In the early phases of a novel infection, airborne protection is commonly used. In order to protect first responders and healthcare providers from exposure to airborne and novel pathogens, the correct use of an N95 respirator is an important first step.

Published: 02/12/2020 | Duration: 05:16

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

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

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 AirMate

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

Beth Beam

UNMC College of Nursing

Beth Beam is the program director for the HEROES.program.