The current global health crisis requires healthcare workers to be at the frontline to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from previous pandemics like Ebola and H1N1, it’s that you can’t afford to trivialize the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE). It's for this reason that health care leaders should adopt these three PPE best practices.
Capacity Building to Enhance the Utilization of PPE’s
Health leaders should organize training for health workers on current policies and utilization of PPE resources. This training may include virtual sessions that offer guidance on how to appropriately reuse certain equipment. Providing guidelines on the proper disposal of PPE and other biohazards is also an important consideration to help avoid environmental pollution. By ensuring access to resources, such as the CDC toolkits for health workers, you can considerably minimize the waste of PPE resources.