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Kennedy Hughes

PPE & Infection Control

Independent Study
Spring 2019
Mrs. Click
Some of this information used in my Presentation is from an outside
Mentorship site/ mentor
Mrs. Emily Brown
UTMB Career of study: RN
Mentorship Poster project
Registered Nurse
Education required: Associates degree, Bachelors degree, BSN, ASN
Areas of specialization: Nurse Manager
Work environment: Very busy and fast paced; could be difficult because they must
make sure the staff is practicing safe practices
License required: (nursing license) To obtain a nursing license must pass an exam
given by NLNAC National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission
Schools: UT, A&M, Baylor
Salary: 83,000
• HST Track
The Project topic I will be
studying this semester is PPE&
infection control awareness.
PPE is a protective clothing that
is designed to protect us from
injury or illness. Infection control
is a group of techniques that are
used to help us keep a health
lifestyle. I chose this topic
because when I obtain
mentorship, the nurses I shadow
wear PPE and I would really like
to educate people on why its so
important to protect our bodies.
Project topic
All About ISM
Independent Study Mentorship is a higher level
for juniors and seniors that allows them to shadow a
professional in the profession they wish to study.
• Requirements

i. Must have 3 hours of mentorship per week

ii. Must complete a Journal entry & Activity log
each week
iii. Must obtain a Online Portfolio
iv. Must complete 2 activity hours per week
Current event
Elsenpeter , Robert. “4 Areas to Improve Dental Lab Infection
Control in 2019.” 4 Areas to Improve Dental Lab Infection Control in
2019, Modern Dental Network, 9 Jan. 2019,
Key points from article:
• PPE is required in other fields, not just health
• PPE should be worn at all times, if not
infection could occur
• Salmonella outbreak
• Better trainings should be enforced to prevent
the spread of infection
Key Points
1. What is PPE
2. Why do we use PPE
3. What is infection control
4. When should PPE be worn
5. Types of PPE equipment
What is PPE/ Where
did it come from?
Personal Protective Equipment
• Started using PPE in WW1 to prevent contamination
of chemicals
• Mask were originally used to protect themselves
from toxic chemicals, Leonardo da Vinci was the
original inventor
• Gloves originated from Germany in 1840’s and they
were made out of sheep intestines for vaginal
• Goggles originated from Persia in the 15th century
they were made out of tortoise shells, they used
them when procedures dealt with blood.
• Shortly after goggles gowns evolved in surgery and
Why do we use PPE

• Creates a barrier between bacteria and your body

• Reduces that risk of infection
• Helps reduce the spread of infection throughout the
• Protects patients who are at high risk for contracting
• Reduces respiratory infections (most common
• Protects of skin from bodily fluids
What is infection control ?

Infection control are techniques used to prevent

the spread of bacteria from person to another.
• Properly disposing PPE correctly (bin)
• Always washing your hands after a produce
using anti bacterial soap (40-60)
• Needlestick and sharps prevention
• Sterilization
• Properly removing PPE (finger rule with
• Cleaning equipment after a patient has used
Drawing blood: (Gloves)
Vital signs: none
Irrigating wound: (gloves,
googles, gown, face shield)
Coming in contact with bodily
fluids: (gloves, fluid resistant
gown, mask)
Port transplant: (gown, gloves,
face shield, hair net, goggles,
Cleaning a incontinent patient:
(gloves, gown)
Suctioning secretions: (gloves,
mask, googles, face shield,
When should PPE be worn ?
Types of PPE
Gloves: Protects your hands from germs and helps reduce the spread
of bacteria.
Gowns: Protects your clothing from bodily fluids
Mask: Helps stops the flow of bacteria from spreading to your nose
and mouth.
Shoe covers: Protects the shoes from bodily fluids or bacteria.
Hair protectant: Protects your hair from bacteria and helps keep the
hair pulled back.
Face shields: Protects the face from harmful bacteria
Goggles: Protects eyes from contact with bodily fluids
Respirator: A special mask that prevents bacteria such as tuberculosis,
reduces breathing in bacteria
Introducing Research

• How to properly wear PPE

•The types of health complications that
could occur if PPE is not worn
•Research the procedures that PPE must
be worn in
Ortega, Rafael. “Putting on and Removing Personal Protective Equipment | NEJM.” New
England Journal of Medicine, 9 Mar. 2015,
• No skin should be seen when wearing PPE due to the possibility of bodily fluids touching the skin.
• A trained health care observer should always be present when putting on and removing PPE.
• Disposable gloves wit extra long cuffs should always be used.
• Gowns should be fluid resistance and should cover from neck to calf length.
• Before putting on PPE make sure your hair is tied back and you have no jewelry present.
• Before using PPE make sure you wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand scrub
• Before using gloves make sure your hands are always dry.
• When putting on the gown make sure the ties are secured
Activity logs
Artifacts 1-3
Artifacts 4-6
Artifacts 7-10
Introducing Product
• For my product this semester I will be doing a
video instructing the correct way to put on
Steps on creating my product
• 1.Do research on how to correctly wear PPE
• 2.Observe the correct way to put on PPE
• 3.Practice putting on PPE
• 4.Create product by making video

What I hope to learn from my mentorship
experience this year a better
understanding of the different types of
nursing. By completing my product I hope
to learn the correct way to put on PPE
and which procedures they are needed
for. From my project topic and research I
hope to learn more about the other fields
other than healthcare that must wear
• Martin, Laura J. “Personal Protective
Equipment: MedlinePlus Medical
Encyclopedia.” MedlinePlus, U.S. National
Library of Medicine, 20 Nov. 2017,
Citations • “Use Personal Protective Equipment.” Infection
Prevention and You,
I wanted to give a big thank you to my
mentor Mrs. Emily Brown for allowing
me to shadow her and sharing her
thoughts. I also wanted to thank
Thank you!!! everyone who listened to this
Presentation. And a big thank you my
teacher Mrs. Click for allowing me to
reach my full potential.