Search Tag: personal protective equipment

IMAGING Management

BIR position statement on the selection and purchase of lead aprons

2017 07 Oct

clarification on current and future legislation Due to changes in International Standards for personal protective equipment (PPE), it has become unclear whether current lead apron designs meet the new standards and whether they can continue to be purchased. This position statement seeks to clarify the present situation.    What’s going on with PPE?    There... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Staff Self-contamination High

2015 19 Oct

According to a recent report and editorial published in JAMA Internal Medicine, healthcare workers often contaminate their skin and clothing when removing contaminated gloves or gowns. The results of a study conducted by Myreen E. Tomas, MD, from the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center,... Read more

ICU Management

Infection Risk on Removing PPE

2015 13 Oct

The skin and clothing of healthcare workers were prone to contamination during the removal of gloves or gowns, based on a simulation study that used fluorescent lotion and black light. The findings are published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.Curtis J. Donskey, MD, of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues conducted the study... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health Workers Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

2015 21 Jul

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control finds that only 13 percent of healthcare workers (4/30) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care.In the current era of emerging pathogens such as Ebola virus, removal of PPE is crucial to reduce contamination of healthcare... Read more

Executive Health Management

Guidelines for Medical Clearance of Ebola Caregivers

2015 20 Feb

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has issued new guidelines aimed at strengthening procedures for the medical clearance of designated Ebola caregivers in the nation’s hospitals. “These guidelines provide a tool that hospitals can quickly turn to, should we face new cases of Ebola patients being treated in the U.S. in... Read more