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Biological PPE: Ebola Virus Disease - PAPR Level - Doffing

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN. Angela Vasa, MSN, RN, CCRN. Kathleen C. Boulter, MPH, BAN (HONS), RN.

- Published: 10/31/2015 | Running Time: 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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Understand the process of doffing biological PPE with a PAPR
  • Recognize the equipment needed for doffing biological PPE with a PAPR
  • Describe the role of the doffing partner

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