Event Title

Health Care Providers Influences on Whether or Not They Use Personal Protective Equipment

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Hans Peter De Ruiter

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

Background: Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of face mask, glove, or clothing that acts as a barrier between infectious materials and the skin, mouth, nose, or eyes (mucous membranes). Infection rates can be directly incorporated with non adherence and disobedience to the use of PPE. The lack of compliance and use of PPE can result in great danger to patients, hospital staff and community members.

Purpose: Examine the correlation between job title and experience with the use of PPE during the care of patients in a hospital setting and outside of the hospital.

Method: This qualitative study has interviews and will be completed at 5 rural hospitals and 5 urban hospitals in Minnesota. Data will be collected on multiple specialties. Study will focus on how the professional position and educational level of the staff impacted the use of PPE during patient care.

Analysis of data: Interviews will be recorded and transcribed. Transcripts will be analyzed by the individual team members after which consensus will be achieved on codes and themes.

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

Health Care Providers Influences on Whether or Not They Use Personal Protective Equipment

CSU Ballroom

Background: Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of face mask, glove, or clothing that acts as a barrier between infectious materials and the skin, mouth, nose, or eyes (mucous membranes). Infection rates can be directly incorporated with non adherence and disobedience to the use of PPE. The lack of compliance and use of PPE can result in great danger to patients, hospital staff and community members.

Purpose: Examine the correlation between job title and experience with the use of PPE during the care of patients in a hospital setting and outside of the hospital.

Method: This qualitative study has interviews and will be completed at 5 rural hospitals and 5 urban hospitals in Minnesota. Data will be collected on multiple specialties. Study will focus on how the professional position and educational level of the staff impacted the use of PPE during patient care.

Analysis of data: Interviews will be recorded and transcribed. Transcripts will be analyzed by the individual team members after which consensus will be achieved on codes and themes.

Recommended Citation

Hiltner, Amy; Emily Cameron; and Alyssa Tranby. "Health Care Providers Influences on Whether or Not They Use Personal Protective Equipment." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/29