PPE Training, Education and References

Personal Protective Equipment - Public Health Emergency Training (PHET) Series

PPE for EMS Algorithm (Word,  200 KB) - 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

Communicable Disease Investigation and Control and Human Health Hazard Abatement (Wisconsin DPH)

Webcast 2008

Communicable disease investigation and control and human health hazard abatement are required public health services for all local health departments in Wisconsin (HFS 140.04).  In 2008, as part of the Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing (LEAP) grant, the regional public health nurse consultants developed a set of learning modules for new public health nurses. The modules are available at no charge. The disease investigation and control module is divided into four sessions and the human health hazard and other environmental health issue is on module. The modules can be accessed at (link will be available after January 2009)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings (MDH)


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings- October 1, 2004 

This 12-minute video, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Diseases, provides demonstrations of donning and removal of PPE and appropriate hand hygiene. The goal of this program is to increase the safety of the healthcare work environment and promote patient safety through improved use of PPE by healthcare personnel. 

This video is available via The Public Health Foundation. 

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Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings - May 20, 2004 

CDC has developed this slide set 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.   Available Formats for download:

MS PowerPoint (PPT,  1.5 MB)

Adobe PDF (PDF,  285 KB)

Trainers Information
Important information about the slide set, how to use it and training suggestions

Available Posters

Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - May 7, 2004 

This colorful 13"x22" poster demonstrates the sequences for donning and removing personal protective equipment (PPE). The poster provides key instructions in both English and Spanish to reinforce safe practices and is intended to limit the spread of contamination.

You may download electronic versions of the posters for printing and distribution or order posters from the Public Health Foundation.

 13" x 22" poster (PDF,  782 KB)

14" x 8.5" poster (PDF,  757 KB)

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


October 18, 2007 (PPT,  471 KB)

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 Network - Clinical information for healthcare providers interested in biosecurity

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 Gwen Borlaug at gwen.borlaug@wisconsin.gov 

Last Revised: June 22, 2016