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Protocol - Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by Healthcare Workers

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Description

This is a self-reported survey for healthcare workers on their access to and reuse of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It consists of two multiple choice questions and a table consisting of Likert-style questions on access to specific types of PPE.

Specific Instructions

None

Protocol

1. Do you currently wear a mask at work?

[ ] No

[ ] Yes, during contact with patients with known or suspected COVID-19

[ ] Yes, at all times

   1a. [If 1 = Yes] Please indicate the mask type:

         [ ] Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR)

         [ ] N95 respirator

         [ ] Surgical mask

         [ ] Surgical mask for low risk followed by N95/PAPR for known or suspected COVID19

         [ ] Another type

2. During the last day you were at work, how much of a problem did you have getting appropriate access to the following types of PPE?

No problem

Small problem

Big problem

Not applicable to me

Respiratory mask (e.g., N95, KN95, or other)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Surgical mask

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Face shield/goggles

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Gloves

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Gowns

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Hand sanitizer

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Soap

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Cleaning/disinfecting products

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3. During the last day you were at work, for how many patients did you have to re-use the same N95/KN95 mask respirator or surgical mask when you would have otherwise used a new mask?

[ ] Did not have patient contact

[ ] None (1 mask per patient)

[ ] Some patients

[ ] Most patients

[ ] All patients

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

Equipment Needs

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage

Adult

Participants

Workers who provide direct patient care such as doctors, nurses, and therapists. It also includes workers who provide services such as housekeeping, food service, maintenance, etc. in a healthcare setting.

Selection Rationale

PhenX used input from crowdsourcing to enable rapid response and release of COVID-19 related protocols in the Toolkit. 

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) COVID-19 Healthcare Worker Personal Protective Equipment Use Questionnaire Assessment Text   7482970 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

HERO Registry Protective Equipment Survey

Source

O’Brien, Emily. HERO Protective Equipment Survey. Duke Health. 2020.

General References

Protocol ID

930301

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
COVID-19 Research
Measure Name

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by Healthcare Workers

Release Date

October 30, 2020

Definition

The questionnaire assesses healthcare workers access to and reuse of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Purpose

To compare healthcare workers’ access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) over time, region, and healthcare settings.

Keywords

Personal Risk Factors, HERO Registry Protective Equipment Survey, COVID-19, Protective Equipment Survey, PPE, N95, COVID, coronavirus