PLEASE WATCH VIDEO: TAKING PROPER NASOPHARYNGEAL SWABS TO REDUCE FALSE NEGATIVES AND IMPROVE PATIENT COMFORT
Dr. Andrew Thamboo, sinus and skull base surgeon, and Dr. Laura Allen, resident in otolaryngology, created an instructional video to help Providence staff and medical staff improve their skills when taking nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) for respiratory viruses.
In addition to highlighting proper technique and anatomical considerations, the video shows the required personal protective equipment and donning and doffing of PPE.
Watch video here: https://youtu.be/f0xSKPm8IKA
Many PHC Clinical Nurse Educators (CNEs) have already attended hands-on training sessions with Dr. Thamboo. The plan is for CNEs to disseminate this education.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.