Personal protective equipment (PPE)

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SIPCEP foundation layer topic: Personal protective equipment.

The resources on this page are specific to ‘Standard Infection Control Precautions’ and do not cover additional COVID-19 guidance. Please check the Foundation Layer page for further information.

Here you will find the elearning module and related learning resources.

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The elearning modules available are:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Personal protective equipment : assessment
elearning modules
Supporting learning resources

In this section you will find supporting documentation and videos related to the above elearning.

The video 'Preventing infection in care : personal protective equipment' on this page has been archived on 24 March 2022. If you require any support, please contact

Safe use of surgical face masks (2:59)

Perfectly removing your PPE - A training resource

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