Facing Off on Gaps with Face Shields & Masks

When you’re face-to-face with pathogens day in and day out, it’s more important than ever that shields and masks aren’t a gap in your PPE armor. With caustic chemicals, emerging pathogens, and deadly diseases in decontamination, proper masks and face shields are critical for the health of you and your team.  

Season 20 of the Beyond Clean Podcast is all about personal protective equipment (PPE) and in this episode we discuss the gaps in processes and products that may be putting sterile processing technicians at risk. Join Tamara Behm, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, CER, CQIA, CCSVP, Interim Infection Preventionist and consultant, as she shares the infection prevention perspective on face masks and shields in decontamination.  

This week’s podcast goes into the “why” behind the PPE questions Infection Prevention and Control asks when they round, discusses the perfect face shield, and sheds light on the technical skills behind donning and doffing PPE safely. In a field dedicated to patient safety, the insights and education in this episode can be an extra layer of armor that keeps frontline technicians safe.  

Season 20 of Beyond Clean released under the 1 Episode = 1 CE delivery model, so once you finish this interview, you can get your 1 CE credit immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.   

For access to this CE quiz and over 350 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub at beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub  



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