‘VIOLET’ A Fluorescence-Based Simulation Exercise for Training Healthcare Workers in the Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Poller, B., Hall, S., Bailey, C., et al. (2018). ‘VIOLET’: A Fluorescence-Based Simulation Exercise for Training Healthcare Workers in the Use of Personal Protective Equipment.
This article describes simulation training for donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) using ‘VIOLET’ (Visualizing Infection with Optimized Light for Education and Training), a healthcare mannequin that delivers on demand, simulated bodily fluids (i.e., vomit, cough secretions, diarrhea, and sweat) containing UV-fluorescent tracers. During the simulation, healthcare staff wear PPE to assess and examine a ‘patient’ with a high-consequence infectious disease, and contamination of PPE with these simulated bodily fluids is visualized and body-mapped under UV light before and after removal.