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NETEC Guidance on Breach of Personal Protective Equipment


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NETEC Guidance on Breach of Personal Protective Equipment


This interactive educational resource discusses guidance on breach of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Health care workers rely on personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide a barrier between themselves and potentially infectious materials and other forms of contamination. Breaks in this protective layer may occur. The risk associated with these breaks will depend on many situation-specific factors, including when, where, and under what circumstances a breach occurs. Each facility should create, maintain, and exercise breach protocols based on its chosen PPE ensemble, its unique physical infrastructure, and its facility exposure plan. In this course, you will be introduced to some general guidelines to prompt the development of a PPE breach policy for your facility.





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