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Medical Science Educator

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 517–518 | Cite as

Medical Student Personal Protective Equipment Training Through Simulated Contamination

  • Kristen M Zach
  • Lauren M Maloney
  • Alexander D Praslick
  • Andrew Wackett
  • Peggy A Seidman
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Abstract

To teach medical students safe personal protective equipment doffing, we developed a low-cost, time and resource efficient curriculum using dilute, fluorescent laundry detergent to demonstrate visual evidence of breaks in doffing protocol. After two training sessions, self-contamination while doffing decreased and students’ confidence to doff improved.

Keywords

Personal protective equipment Doffing Donning Simulated contamination Medical student Education 

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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen M Zach
    • 1
  • Lauren M Maloney
    • 2
  • Alexander D Praslick
    • 3
  • Andrew Wackett
    • 2
  • Peggy A Seidman
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineStony Brook University School of MedicineStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Department of AnesthesiologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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