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  1. Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment
    Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential in order to minimize harm from exposure to dangerous pathogens including the Ebola virus. Use this video to review, with staff, key protocols for putting on, taking off and disposing of safety wear and equipment.
  2. Looking at Patient Safety Through a Different Lens
    Healthcare professionals are accustomed to learning about the science of patient safety, but this piece helps us to consider the art of patient safety. The author specifically focuses on the importance of people skills and the impact they have on the occurrence of sentinel events.
  3. CRE and Duodenoscope Resource Center
    ECRI Institute has launched a free online resource center that provides guidance and recommendations to the healthcare community regarding the reprocessing of the difficult-to-clean endoscopes linked to recent patient deaths caused by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) superbug.