Demonstration and Sentinel Surveillance System of PPE Usage in US Healthcare Workers – FY12
Utilize the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Information System (VOHIS) to gather data related to PPE: selection, usage, supply, ordering, defects, fitting, safety programs and implementation that protect HCW.
Determine what specific activities and resources are utilized by the hospital systems in these hazard prevention programs (HPP).
Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of PPE in HPP.
Use system to demonstrate and report best practices of PPE in HPP.
Identify, describe, and evaluate PPE compliance surveillance systems currently in use in a medical center setting to track activities, resources and outcomes related to PPE used for airborne respiratory events. Develop a PPE usage surveillance system for the US healthcare workers.
1Q-2Q Continue pilot testing & data collection
3Q-4Q Real-Time Monitoring to assess system viability, adaptability and acceptability
Use data to establish “Best Practices”
Recruit additional Medical Centers
2 Posters presented at CSTE 2011 and 1 planned for 2012
Poster at PPT Stakeholders meeting annually 2011 and 2012
Published Demo and Sentinel Report (2nd draft completed)
Describe/Document the evaluation and monitoring of PPE
Published the Demo/Sentinel Needs Assessment Report (draft)
Feed results into Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Feed results into CDC Stockpile Assessment
Will translate results into the development of timely PPE interventional response in Pandemic Influenza and other disasters
Will differentiate between “equipment failure” and “utilization failure”
The results will be used to develop policies, SOPs, and correct actions for first receiver agencies (healthcare settings) nationwide