Title: A Cross Sectional Survey on the Importance of PPE Training among Frontline Nurses during the Pandemic
The COVID-19 outbreak lingers to develop with the number of cases increasing, forcing healthcare workers (HCWs) into a challenging situation in which they must care about their safety in addition to that of their patients and loved ones. Employing the proper technique in using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to protecting them and preventing the virus from spreading more. For this reason, many healthcare settings are working intensively to ensure that their employees acquire the necessary knowledge and skills from proper training in the right sequence of donning and doffing PPE, as well as practicing hand hygiene. Hence, this study aims to measure the effectiveness of PPE training conducted in different hospitals (governmental, private, teaching, or primary care centers).
We participated in several forms of training (simulation-based training, work-based training, and in-classroom training). In addition, a PPE campaign was initiated to cover all HCWs, including clerks, general workers, and cleaners. The hypothesis stemmed from the research question: “Were those training efforts and resources beneficial to the target group?” We sought to look for other perspectives, not only from an educational point of view but also from the target group that underwent this training. However, it is also important to look at how much identical research results between providers and receivers, and how much the provided training really achieves its objectives.
A cross sectional special digitalized questioner has been utilized as the research methodology, including some open-ended questions to obtain in-depth insight into its meaning. Also, this study seeks to evaluate the exact feedback and discover the gap between the training provided and the staff requirements. Data were analyzed using a multilevel model approach. Based on the results and discussion, modified training will be implemented, and an additional study will be created based on the necessity.
What will audience learn from your presentation?
• This information is justifying the importance of training
• This study is elaborating the exact needs of nursing staff during pandemic
• This research can be use in more broad scope for more understanding
• This study is giving overview on hospital preciving the pandemic based on different settings