Personal Protective Equipment Certification Course

(Online Modules)

Course Overview

First, do no harm. How do you keep yourselves, your patients, and your families safe when using Personal Protective Equipment while caring for patients in isolation? Personal Protective Equipment Simulations aims to prepare healthcare providers to care for patients who require droplet and contact isolation on medical admission units in the Calgary Zone, assuring adherence to existing infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols and avoid exposure to suspected pathogens. This course was co-developed with Calgary Medicine Emergency-Pandemic Operations Command (MEOC).

Register

Online modules are available for anyone to self-register.

FREE Self-registration

Create an ECME e-Learning Profile or login to an existing profile at https://ecme.ucalgary.ca. Once logged in, go to 'e-Learning Courses' from the main menu. Find ‘Personal Protective Equipment Certification Course (Online Modules)’ in the 'e-Learning Courses' listing. After submitting your registration, you will be immediately redirected to the course. Please read the program information before you start the modules.

Credits

Online Modules:

1.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment / Mainpro+ Self-Learning one-credit-per-hour

Blended

Learning Objectives

Online Modules

Upon completion of the online modules, learners will be able to: 

  • Recognize and evaluate the indications for PPE use
  • List indications for N95 mask use
  • Identify the latent threat of PPE fatigue
  • Recognize the importance of using a buddy system

Course Format

This course consists of three components:  

  • Online self-learning modules 
  • In-person practice session (Closed)
  • Simulation-based training session (Closed)

*The in-person practice and the simulation-based training session is currently closed.

The online self-learning modules are available on https://ecme.ucalgary.ca for self-registration.

Acknowledgements

This course was co-developed with Calgary Medicine Emergency-Pandemic Operations Command (MEOC) in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Physician Learning Program.

Alberta Health Services
Univeristy of Calgary
PLP
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