Personal protective equipment: knowledge of the guidance.

Bhamra, Navdeep, Gupta, Keshav, Lee, Jonathan Daw Ern, Al-Hity, Shams, Jolly, Karan and Darr, Adnan (2021) Personal protective equipment: knowledge of the guidance. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 30 (1). pp. 16-22. ISSN 0966-0461. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The unpredictable nature of transmission of COVID-19 requires a meticulous understanding of guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) as published by WHO and Public Health England (PHE).

AIM

To assess perceived confidence and knowledge of PHE guidance relating to PPE by nursing staff.

METHODS

A nationwide survey was disseminated between May and June 2020 through social media platforms as well as internal mail via regulatory bodies and individual hospital trusts.

RESULTS

Data were collated from 339 nurses. Perceived confidence as measured on a Likert scale was a mode score of 3/5, with the average score for knowledge-based questions being 5/10. Of the respondents, 47% cited insufficient training on PPE guidance, and 84% advocated further training. Conclusions: Unifying published PPE guidance and ensuring consistency in training can improve awareness, confidence, and knowledge among nursing staff.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
WY Nursing
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > ENT
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 15:04
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 15:04
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3855

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