Phenelle Segal Writes Column on Infection Prevention Personal Protective Equipment

ICCS President Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, has contributed a column to Infection Control Today (ICT).

The piece is titled "The Role of Personal Protective Equipment in Infection Prevention History."

In the column, Ms. Segal discusses a wide range of topics and issues pertaining to personal protective equipment (PPE), including:

  • early uses of PPE;
  • guidelines concerning their use;
  • PPE in the 21st century;
  • evolution of PPE across the continuum of care;
  • special circumstances for PPE use, specifically Ebola; and
  • and recent controversies in the surgery setting concerning proper surgical attire.

As Ms. Segal writes, "PPE has evolved over the centuries as healthcare needs have increased and become more challenging. It is important for facilities, regardless of the setting, to utilize PPE effectively..."

To access the ICT column, click here.