Videos - Biological Preparedness and Response


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Procedural & Surgical Mask Guidance

Procedural & Surgical Mask Guidance

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

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".

Face Coverings for Public Use

Face Coverings for Public Use

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

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.

N95 Respirator Limited Reuse - Healthcare Professionals Providing Clinical Care

N95 Respirator Limited Reuse - Healthcare Professionals Providing Clinical Care

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

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

N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator: Donning & Doffing

N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator: Donning & Doffing

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

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.

Isolator Basics: ProPac Positive Pressure Patient Isolation Transportation Device - Assembly

Isolator Basics: ProPac Positive Pressure Patient Isolation Transportation Device - Assembly

- Published: 08/07/2019 | Duration: 07:31

This video describes the individual components necessary for successful assembly of the ProPac Positive Pressure patient isolator and their sequential assembly. Additionally, it offers troubleshooting information in the event the device malfunctions.

ISO-POD Update: AirBoss Defense Advantage

ISO-POD Update: AirBoss Defense Advantage

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

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.

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Doffing

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Doffing

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

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.

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Donning

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Donning

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

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.

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Doffing

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Doffing

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

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.

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Donning

Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - High Level - Donning

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

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.

ISOPOD Basics: Patient Care

ISOPOD Basics: Patient Care

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

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.

ISOPOD Basics: IRT Model

ISOPOD Basics: IRT Model

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

 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).

 

ISOPOD Basics: TVI Model

ISOPOD Basics: TVI Model

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

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.

Body Sealer Basics

Body Sealer Basics

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

PAPR Assembly and Testing - Level C Biological: 3M AirMate

PAPR Assembly and Testing - Level C Biological: 3M AirMate

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

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.

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning

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

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.

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Doffing

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Doffing

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

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.

Half Mask Respirator II: Gross Decon, Reassembly and Storage

Half Mask Respirator II: Gross Decon, Reassembly and Storage

- Published: 01/03/2012 | Duration: 08:03

Demonstration of the correct steps involved in gross decontamination, reassembly and storage of a half mask respirator.

Some steps refer to specific UNMC policies and procedures and may need to be altered for your organization.

Half Mask Respirator III: Light Decon and Storage

Half Mask Respirator III: Light Decon and Storage

- Published: 12/12/2011 | Duration: 02:56

Demonstration of the correct procedures involved in the light decontamination of a half mask respirator.

Some steps refer to specific UNMC policies and procedures and may need to be altered for your organization.

Half Mask Respirator I: Donning, Doffing and Fit Check

Half Mask Respirator I: Donning, Doffing and Fit Check

- Published: 12/12/2011 | Duration: 04:19

Demonstration of the correct procedures involved in the donning, doffing and fit testing of a half mask respirator.

Some steps refer to specific UNMC policies and procedures and may need to be altered for your organization.

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning and Doffing

Hospital PPE - Infection Control: Donning and Doffing

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

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.

Activation - A Nebraska Medical Center Biocontainment Unit Story

Activation - A Nebraska Medical Center Biocontainment Unit Story

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

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.