PPE in Healthcare: How to Improve Culture, Consistency, and Compliance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Presented on:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1:00-2:00 pm EST

Presented by:

Marjorie Quint-Bouzid, MPA, RN, NEA-BC

Kevin Bussiere, RN-CIC


PPE in Healthcare: How to Improve Culture, Consistency, and Compliance

After the October 2014 outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. led to several life-threatening cases in U.S. hospitals, it became apparent that many healthcare workers don’t follow proper PPE protocol, either because they don’t realize the risks or because they haven’t been properly trained. In the tense moments when your facility is faced with a hazardous situation or patient, proper PPE training is put to use to protect staff and patients while minimizing risk. The only way to ensure your staff is ready for such a situation is through awareness and training on an organizationwide level.

During this program, expert speakers Kevin Bussiere, RN-CIC, and Marjorie Quint-Bouzid, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, will clarify confusing PPE situations as well as explain when and how to implement PPE best practices and an effective worker training program. Bussiere and Quint-Bouzid will demonstrate the role of technology, the use of a risk assessment, and the PPE needs of staff, as well as how to use peer support to improve compliance.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the role of technology, research and development, and regulations on healthcare PPE advancements
  • Identify different types of PPE and when to appropriately use them
  • Use a risk assessment to identify categories of staff and their PPE needs
  • Demonstrate how to use peer support to improve worker compliance

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Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare administrators
  • Hospital and clinical educators
  • RNs
  • Physicians
  • Infection preventionists
  • Rehab therapists
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Human resources or talent management personnel


  • Simplifying PPE selection for the healthcare worker
  • Using a transmission-based algorithm to select appropriate PPE
  • Steps for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) PPE to enhance worker and patient safety
  • Sustainability of a comprehensive PPE program
  • The importance of proper worker training
  • PPE as part of the safety culture of a healthcare organization
  • Live Q&A

Meet the Speakers

Marjorie Quint-Bouzid, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, currently serves as Vice President of Nursing at Parkland Hospital and Health System in Dallas, Texas and formerly served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) located in Fort Washington, Maryland. Quint-Bouzid has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and more than 16 years of progressive experience in hospital administration.
Kevin Bussiere, RN-CIC, is the Infection Prevention/Occupational Health Manager at Fort Washington Medical Center in Fort Washington, MD. Bussiere has worked in Healthcare since 1973 and is certified in Critical Care, as a Diabetes Educator as well as an ACLS instructor. Bussiere has over 40 years of experience working in the acute, convalescent, rehab and community arenas.

Webcast system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Two days prior to the webcast, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value!

Participation in the webcast is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.

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