LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Edition

Virtual Reality
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
Description

This basic-level course is designed to enhance laboratory scientists’ ability to identify how personal protective equipment (PPE) can help reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous materials, prevent transmission of infectious agents, and demonstrate how to don and doff PPE in the correct order to minimize contamination and potential exposures. This course empowers learners to apply knowledge and practice selecting the appropriate PPE and properly donning and doffing it in a virtual museum. It concludes with a final exam in a virtual laboratory.

Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the routes of transmission of infectious agents.
  • Demonstrate how to don and doff the appropriate PPE for daily use at the bench
  • Demonstrate how to don and doff PPE during an emergency.
VR Hardware Needed

This course is designed to work ONLY on the HTC Vive VR platform.  A play area of at least 3 ft. x 3 ft. is recommended, but a larger 20 ft. x 20 ft. space would be ideal, to make the learning experience in this VR courses feel more authentic and real.  This VR course also requires a play area with 360° tracking. In addition, a learner’s computer must meet the following specifications:

MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10

Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: GTX 1060/970, R9 290 equivalent or better

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: N/A

Additional Notes: SSD Or Cache-Assisted HDD REQUIRED, Windows Virtual Memory MUST be enabled (16gb recommended)

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10

Processor: CPU: Intel i5-6600 or better

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: GTX 1080/980TI, Radeon RX Vega 4GB or better

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: N/A

Additional Notes: Internal SSD HIGHLY Recommended, Windows Virtual Memory MUST be enabled (16gb recommended)

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® Program.

This course is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E.® credit.

P.A.C.E.® number: 288-018-21.

P.A.C.E.® credit is available for the version of this course on CDC TRAIN.

VR Hardware Required
Video Preview

Available on both CDC TRAIN and STEAM platforms, this 30-minute VR laboratory course .

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LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
LabTrainingVR: Personal Protective Equipment
Details

CEUs
0.5

Duration
30 minutes

Brochure
PDF

Skill Level
Basic

Audience
This course is designed for clinical and public health laboratory professionals, including safety professionals and persons who work with potentially infectious agents in a laboratory.

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Page last reviewed: April 21, 2022