Personal protective equipment training team: a community nursing initiative

Murphy, Kevin (2021) Personal protective equipment training team: a community nursing initiative. British Journal of Community Nursing, 26 (6). pp. 266-270. ISSN 1462-4753

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2021.26.6.266

Abstract

COVID-19 provided significant challenges for community services and care homes. Residential and nursing care patients are considered highly vulnerable to the coronavirus due to their physical needs and environmental factors. Significant concern was raised with personal protective equipment (PPE) availability and appropriate training and support in local care homes. Members of the district nursing team and community services formed a team to deliver face to face training and support to care home workers to improve PPE adherence and reduce risks of transmission. Visits were offered to all 46 care homes in the locality and over 55 visits for teaching were performed in the first month. Challenges were faced with managing and prioritising frontline clinical duties. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and care staff benefited from face-to-face delivery of education to support best practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal protective equipment, District nursing, Teaching, Community settings, Infection control
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 09:28
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46422

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