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Protect Patti. Practicing personal protection (PPE)

An online module designed to help selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases. In addition, the module supports the training in the proper use of PPE by interactive teaching of the moments and order of putting on and off of the PPE. The module also reviews the key principles of occupational health and infection control, covering such topics as hierarchy of safety control, hand hygiene, and types of personal protection.

The material is relevant to everyone working with infectious diseases. A very practical help in quick education on the proper use of personal protection equipment.


English, Spanish

Original Authors:

Not indicated

Original affiliation, ownership:

Not clearly indicated; probably Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Canada.

Year of publication:

Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

Workers or managers; or in vocational training, graduate students, non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

30 minutes


Some other free-of-charge online instruments can be found on the website on Flu and on Infection control

Intellectual property and copyright:

Use of the material is free of charge, but is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Licence.

Before downloading, changing, disseminating and/or using the lessons and courses, please look carefully at the conditions given by the authors or owners of the materials related to copyright or creative common conditions or other conditions for the downloading, changing, further dissemination and kind of use of the materials (non-commercial vs. commercial).

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