COVID-19 Best Practices & Training

​​Best Practices

RECOMMENDED: Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings (CDC/NIOSH)

West Virginia National Guard Training Videos

Health Care Professional Personal Protective Equipment Donning and Doffing: An instructional video that details best practices, the donning, and doffing of personal protective equipment used by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Setup, Wear, and Best Practices of the Level C Suit with the Powered Air Purifying Respirator: This video is designed to teach viewers the wear, setup and best practices of the Level C Suit and Personal Air Purifying Respirator. The WVNG utilized an outside the box approach to take experts from the CBRN field, who had experience with the proper wear, donning and doffing of PAPRs equipment, and use them to train local hospitals and first responders. In addition, the State of West Virginia purchased over 200 PAPRs in order to meet any critical demand on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CBRN Personal Protective Equipment Training (PPE)​: Members of the West Virginia National Guard's (WVNG) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion, 35th Civil Support Team (CST) and the 35th CBRN Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) provide hands-on personal protective equipment (PPE) instruction to members of first responder agencies from Kentucky and West Virginia, March 16, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. The just-in-time training was conducted in order to educate first responders on how to minimize cross-contamination through the proper wear of, “donning” and the procedures for “doffing” PPE. 

Package and Cargo Decontamination​: A public service announcement detailing the risk associated with disease transmitted via the surfaces of packages, cargo, and freight during the COVID-19 epidemic. This video demonstrates best practices to prevent the spread of the disease by using decontamination methods and personal protective equipment use.