Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Example Resources

Relationship Between Work Safety Behavior of the Use Of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Employees of PT Surya Agrolika Reksa in Sei. Basau

Authors: Edigan, Firman; Purnama Sari, Linda Ratna; Amalia, Risa
Source: Jurnal Saintis. March 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 2, p61-70.

This aims to understand the relationship between behavior occupational safety on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Namely the levels of education, knowledge, education, attitude work, training occupational health and safety and supervision.

Self-Contamination During Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment by Healthcare Workers to Prevent Ebola Transmission

Authors: Suen, Lorna K. P.; Guo, Yue Ping; Tong, Danny W. K.; Leung, Polly H. M.; Lung, David; Ng, Mandy S. P.; Lai, Timothy K. H.; Lo, Kiki Y. K.; Au-Yeung, Cypher H.; Yu, Winnie
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. Dec 22, 2018, Vol. 7 Issue 1

This study aimed to compare the efficacy of three PPE ensembles, namely, Hospital Authority (HA) Standard Ebola PPE set (PPE1), Dupont Tyvek Model, style 1422A (PPE2), and HA isolation gown for routine patient care and performing aerosol-generating procedures (PPE3) to prevent EVD transmission by measuring the degree of contamination of HCWs and the environment. Methods A total of 59 participants randomly performed PPE donning and doffing.

Use of Personal Protective Equipment to Protect Against Respiratory Infections in Pakistan: A Systematic Review

Authors: Chughtai, Abrar Ahmad; Khan, Wasiq
Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health. March 2020, Vol. 13, Issue 3, p385-390.

Like other low-income countries, limited data are available on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Pakistan. We conducted a systematic review of studies on PPE use for respiratory infections in healthcare settings in Pakistan. MEDLINE, Embase and Goggle Scholar were searched for clinical, epidemiological and laboratory-based studies in English, and 13 studies were included; all were observational/cross-sectional studies.

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