Advancing Patient Care | Ag Cur Cúram Othar Chun Cinn
Cavan General Hospital PPE Road Show
A huge amount of groundwork went into preparing all staff in Cavan General on how to care for patients with Covid-19 safely. Central to these preparations was training on the correct use of PPE by staff to maintain safety including; what to wear and when, and how to safely ‘don and doff’. Over 1,500 staff, both clinical and non-clinical, attended a comprehensive 1½ hr training session.
However, with changes in national guidance and the introduction of new PPE supplies, including the one-piece biohazard suit and different FFP masks, it became obvious that the best way to update and support staff was to have a number of PPE Advisors who would visit the wards and departments to update staff on the changes. The PPE Advisors clearly identifiable by the pink hi-viz vests they wore, carried out training in local clinical areas including the correct method to safely ‘don and doff’ the one piece suit. PPE Advisors included members of staff from the Infection Prevention & Control Team, Practice Development, Maternity and NMPD/CNM staff Ardee.
The road show was an extremely successful method to train people in their own clinical environments. It also enabled staff to communicate their concerns on different issues (which were often resolved by the advisors, or were escalated in a timely manner). It also enabled the advisors to update staff on changes throughout the hospital in ‘real time’.
Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.