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PPE Training, Education, and References

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for EMS Algorithm (Word) – This sample tool is an algorithm developed by the Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program for use by Emergency Medical Services for medical response calls during a pandemic/biologic event to anticipate the healthcare responder's PPE needs.

Training and education

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings

CDC has developed this material for use by staff development, infection control, and occupational health personnel for training healthcare personnel on how to select and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from exposure to microbiological hazards in the healthcare setting.

Personal Protective Equipment Train-the-Trainer for Division of Public Health Regional Offices


October 18, 2007 (PPT)

This resource was presented to DPH regional office staff to inform DPH regional staff of PPE concepts and regulations, prepare DPH regional staff to conduct respirator training and fit testing, and review administration of DPH PPE programs.

PPE in the news

Clinicians' Biosecurity News

Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households

Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents

IOM hears diverse findings on PPE for flu

If you have any questions, e-mail the DHS HAI Prevention Program.

Last revised August 3, 2022