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1.0 Contact Hour
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Fundamentals of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Clinical Laboratories

Description

Safety is imperative when working with potentially harmful materials and other hazards in the laboratory. This course is designed to assist clinical and public health laboratory professionals with applying risk management strategies to identify hazards, assess risks, and select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) options.

Accessibility

Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.

Objectives

At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how PPE helps protect laboratory professionals.
  • Recognize hazards and risks associated with laboratory procedures.
  • Identify PPE options, limitations, and considerations for selecting appropriate PPE.
  • Select appropriate PPE options for given clinical laboratory scenarios.
Continuing Education (CE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour. P.A.C.E.® course number: 288-002-22.