To support our patient-facing employees with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we will now be running daily training sessions across our sites. All sessions will demonstrate the correct application and removal sequence for PPE and associated procedures such as hand hygiene. The sessions will not use actual stock as we need to preserve this for clinical care, however physical simulation, support materials and tuition will provide full guidance.
PPE training will be available at the following times and locations.
Sessions extended to Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May at Clayton, Dandenong and Casey locations.
Drop in PPE face to face sessions running hourly from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, 8 times a day across 5 campuses
Educators/PPE Super Users
Training will utilise and include the ‘Applying Personal Protective Equipment at Monash Health’ video, and completion of the ‘Infection Prevention Transmission Based Precautions’ on-line learning via LATTE (required training for Clinical Employees).
‘Achieving PPE Training Together’ is a presentation created by Katrina Nankervis, Executive Director Residential Care & Support Services / Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer (Acting). Download this presentation to learn more about how and when to complete your Personal Protective Equipment training.
We are providing training in the use of PPE for employees in patient-facing roles. To ensure training is recorded it is vital that employees:
Monash Health has a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Application and Removal procedure to ensure you feel confident to use clinical PPE correctly and safely at all times.
If you are supporting a COVID-19 positive patient, different levels of PPE are required depending on the care you are delivering.
Monash Health has four tiers of PPE:
Please review and share the personal protection documents below, and ensure you’re always using the correct PPE for the situation.
There is some concern regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and, in particular, surgical masks. Please read the following information carefully as it is critical in times of uncertainty to act on credible information. Our Medical Director Infection Prevention, Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart, outlines the facts for you below:
Airborne and contact precautions should be used for all AGPs involving COVID and Suspected COVID patients
Please review and share the Aerosol-Generating Procedures (AGPs) poster below.
The following PPE is to be used for AGPs:
N95/P2 masks should be: