We all want to contribute to protect the safety of our NHS staff in these difficult times.
This website has been launched as a resource for UK NHS healthcare workers supporting their practical training in the correct use of COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipment. The site shows health workers PPE demonstrations more relevant to their setting, multiple choice questions regarding the correct use of PPE and a certification process for staff. To further training, Examiner Instructions for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Donning and Doffing is also provided as well as Key Resource. The training favours a focus on where health workers actually work, a place-based approach, rather than on procedures.
The project was instigated and led by Dr Matthew Butler, Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the infection control support from Drs. Elinor Moore, Christine Moodie and Theodore Gouliouris.
Carlos Montes is project manager. Key support from Wenceslyne Ong (SCC), Matthew Cockerill, Mike Bleazard, Joseph Matthews (CUH Media Studio), Robert Judd, Natalie Flower and Gianluca Guida are recognised. The project had the support of the CUH NHS Trust (providing access to the media studio), great technical expertise provided by the local community (through an appeal made on my street Facebook page) and Amazon Web Services and SCC.
Dr Matt Butler “This support from us, front-line health workers fighting COVID-19 and our local community, goes to other health workers around the country. Our aim is to do our bit to keep NHS staff safe.”