Education Week - An Intervention Study Focused on Improving Donning and Doffing Behaviors of N95...
Education Week - An Intervention Study Focused on Improving Donning and Doffing Behaviors of N95...

Presenters: 

Elizabeth Beam, PhD, RN, and Jocelyn Herstein, PhD, MPH.

Recorded on June 29, 2020

N95 respirators are a critical component of respiratory protection for healthcare workers (HCWs). While HCWs are educated on the use of N95 respirators through employment competencies, the behaviors are not always performed correctly. A respirator of this kind is only effective when applied correctly with a good face seal and removed gently with attention to where the filter material is contaminated in concert with good hand hygiene. This session discusses the author's pilot study comparing two educational strategies to improve N95 use among HCWs; and will report findings. Study Authors are Elizabeth Beam PhD, RN; Jocelyn Herstein PhD, MPH; Shawn G. Gibbs PhD, MBA, CIH; Kevin A. Kupzyk PhD.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe an effective reflective practice strategy for respiratory protection programs.
  2. Discuss future reflective practice research and quality improvement projects that can build from the study findings presented.

Contact Hours and Cost

0.75 Contact Hours

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Nonmembers: $40

  • Requirements for successful completion:  view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
  • Contact hours for this webinar will expire on September 30, 2022.

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