Personal Protective Equipment training

Find out more about your options to complete the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training

To support our patient-facing and clinical employees with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we have the developed face-to-face training sessions across our sites, via Webex, online LATTE targeted training modules and we have enabled your ability to declare Prior Learning at another Victorian Public Health Service.

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An important note regarding the completion requirements of PPE training

We are providing training in the use of PPE for employees in patient-facing and clinical roles. To ensure training is recorded it is vital that employees:

Face-to-face training

Face-to-face PPE training will be available at 2pm Monday to Friday at the following locations.

Time

2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Run by

Educators/PPE Super Users

Locations

  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre 1
  • Casey – Seminar Room
  • Dandenong – Lecture Theatre

Please note

  • Drop-in site training sessions will follow the latest DHHS guidelines and measures on physical distancing (subject to venue capacity).
  • Sessions are open to all employees.
  • Employees can attend sessions at any site that suits them.

Webex training registration

If you are not able to attend face-to-face sessions, please register to attend a Webex session. These sessions are limited and participants must register.

Face-to-face Webex session

Webex face-to-face sessions are only available for employees that are unable to attend onsite sessions at the scheduled times.

LATTE targeted training module

LATTE

(PPE) Infection Prevention – Transmission Based Precautions (Online)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Application and Removal videos

Watch how to correctly don and doff Personal Protective Equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment videos

Please note: these videos are intended as reminders, and all patient-facing and clinical employees must complete Personal Protective Equipment training.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Application and Removal procedure

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who needs to complete the training?

If you are in a patient-facing or clinical role and have not completed your PPE training (face-to-face training and LATTE training), you must do so immediately.

All employees who work in patient-facing and clinical roles must complete this training. This includes anyone who regularly enters a clinical area or has interactions with patients/clients in a bed-based or community setting.

If you do not have contact with patients/clients in a clinical setting then you do not need to complete this training. For example:

  • If you are an administrative assistant at front of house – you do not need to attend training.
  • If you have been re-deployed from a clinical facing role to a non-clinical facing role – you do not need to attend training.

2. Do I need to complete both LATTE and face-to-face training?

Yes! It is a requirement that you complete both components of the training.

3. When do I need to complete both components of training?

Both face-to-face and LATTE training components must be completed no later than 1 July 2020. If you are a new employee, you must complete this training as soon as possible.

4. How do I access the online training?

  1. Log in to LATTE
  2. Find the Featured Courses on the home screen
  3. Select Infection Prevention – Transmission Based Precautions

Ensure that you have completed both the video and the quiz at then end to successfully register completion.

5. How do I access face-to-face training?

We are running regular face-to-face training sessions at 2pm at the following locations:

  • Casey – Monash Uni Hub
  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre 1
  • Dandenong – Lecture Theatre

See Upcoming Events for detailed information on session times and locations.

There is no need to make a booking to attend – simply arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Make sure you register your attendance at the face-to-face PPE training session by using the QR reader (provided by the facilitator).

Local arrangements have been made for Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre and our Community Centres.

6. Will there be face-to-face training sessions available on weekends?

No, there are no weekend sessions.

For those that are unable to attend during the scheduled onsite sessions, we are running face-to-face WebEx sessions. This means that those who are not able to attend the onsite face-to-face sessions will be able to receive face-to-face training via WebEx meetings. ​These sessions are limited and participants must register: https://forms.gle/vPrUf9WRddxqiz7F9

7. Will there be face-to-face training sessions available on night duty?

For those that are unable to attend during the scheduled onsite sessions, we are running face-to-face WebEx sessions. This means that those who are not able to attend the onsite face-to-face sessions will be able to receive face-to-face training via WebEx meetings. ​These sessions are limited and participants must register: https://forms.gle/vPrUf9WRddxqiz7F9

8. How long does it take to complete the training?

The LATTE package takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The face-to-face training typically takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

If you have concerns regarding completion of this training during normal work hours please discuss with your Manager.

9. What should I do if I have completed my online and face-to-face training but this has not yet registered and my Manager is asking me to complete it again?

It can take time for data to populate reports that Managers access to track PPE training completion. If you have allowed a few days and your completion records are still not up to date, please, contact the Hotline 9594 5815.

10. What if I am working from home?

If you are working from home please check your training requirements with your Manager.

11. Where can I find further information or advice?

  • Refer to the PPE training section to find session information and resources.
  • Speak with your Manager.
  • Contact the Hotline on 9594 5815.
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