An Hour In … NursingJuniors practice proper Personal Protective Equipment protocol
To ensure proper safety precautions are followed when potentially coming into contact with diseases, juniors in Nursing learned how to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
After being taught how to properly don her protective gear, junior Jamie Alfanso helps fellow classmate junior Priscilla Oh. Alfanso practiced repeatedly so she knew what to do during her PPE competency test. "Jamie had this down to a technique, so I asked her to help me and in no time I was able to don my equipment," Oh said.
Students learn different precautions to protect themselves from any diseases that they may come into contact with. "Knowing the correct steps is important, and I am glad I learned this so early," junior Setra Yonis said.
Using PPE is a standard health protocol and students practice the same procedures that are followed in the medical field. "Anybody who works in the medical field should know this," junior Alyssa Ramos said. "Even though it just looks like getting dressed, it is necessary to follow these steps so you are taking precautions when giving care to a patient."
Understanding why the proper equipment is important and how to apply this out of school can benefit the medical students and ensure their safety. "I think being able to use protective equipment is important; it can keep those around me safe along with myself," junior Hershey Tan said.