Title

Infection control: it's not just what you wear-it's how you take it off

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Place of Publication

Melbourne, VIC

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19587

Comments

Originally published as: Mata, G., Oliver, K., Geale, S., & Jacob, E. (2015). Infection control: it's not just what you wear-it's how you take it off. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(3), 39. Original article available here

Abstract

More than 240 healthcare workers providing care in West Africa had contracted Ebola and more than 120 of those died, as of February 2014 (WHO, 2014). There are still active cases in the United Kingdom, Spain, and United States (WHO, 19 June 2015). This shows the need for all healthcare providers to continually update their knowledge and understanding of the importance of strict compliance with infection control protocols and be aware of simple procedures, such as how to don (put on) and doff (take off) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).