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Welcome to the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Veterinarians module. The focus is primarily on daily protection from biological hazards. A review of more sophisticated levels of PPE utilized as part of an animal health emergency response is also provided.

Upon completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to

  • identify the PPE needed for everyday situations,
  • explain the differences in protection between a surgical mask and an N-95 respirator,
  • perform a brief risk assessment for a given situation and select appropriate PPE, and
  • describe the differences between PPE Levels A, B, C and D.

Completion of this module is estimated to take 60 minutes but will vary depending on your familiarity with the information presented.