What’s Behind that Mask? Procuring and Using Personal Protective Equipment Effectively

August 30, 2022

It is easy to get lost while navigating the complex world of regulations and standards for personal protective equipment (PPE), which has always been a minefield. When COVID-19 broke out, hospitals faced huge hurdles: they were now competing with the entire world for PPE. In a crisis, it was difficult to know which suppliers to trust.

In addition, once PPE gets into the hospital itself, a new set of challenges emerges: How should staff use it? When is PPE critical to have, and what are the best ways to dispose of it?

This IFC webinar covers:

  • What are the most common mistakes that hospitals make when purchasing PPE?
  • How do you vet suppliers?
  • Can incorrect use of PPE affect patient outcomes?
  • How to address PPE shortages and other challenges?


  • Julia J. Rodríguez, Knowledge Management and Epidemiology Director, CEDIMAT
  • Dr. Nigel Croft, Lead Author of the Technical Benchmarking Guide on PPE, BSI
  • Dr. Mohammed A. Garout, Clinical Epidemiologist and Infection Prevention and Control Consultant, Saudi Arabia
  • Manuel Giraldo, Lab Medicine Expert, Healthcare Quality Consultant, IFC
  • Daniel Tugume, Human Resource Manager, Nakasero Hospital, Kampala Uganda
  • Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Expert, IFC