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PPE: A Video Analysis

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Our project focuses on the proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) with an emphasis on patients’ visitors. Our proposed intervention is to show a short, light-hearted video demonstrating the proper way to don and remove PPE to visitors when they visit patients in the hospital. In our video presentation, we begin with a scene where a family member walks into a patient’s room without wearing PPE even though the patient is on contact precautions for C. difficile. The nurse then instructs the visitor to wear PPE. Finally, the video portrays a nurse demonstrating how to properly apply and remove PPE.

While hospital staff members comply most of the time with wearing PPE, one study found that only 33% of visitors wore gloves, a form of
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