Reintroducing Practical Logic to the Use of PPE: A Video Survey

Gilbert, Prof. Lyn

This mixed-methods project seeks to develop consensus recommendations for routine use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) by frontline Emergency Department (ED) staff, in the context of assessing new patients, with unknown infectious risks. The study uses a video survey to explore the views of ED clinicians and infection control/infectious disease experts about what PPE is appropriate (i.e. required and practical) and how it should be used in different clinical situations.