In record time EGGS Design helped the Prehospital Clinic at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) in Norway to develop and illustrate instructional posters to ensure correct donning and doffing procedures (un/dressing) of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for droplet precautions. The goal is to ensure the safety of health-care workers during COVID-19. The posters are free (creative commons) to download.
Hero photo: Arild Ødegaard/DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection)
Healthcare workers at risk of infection
With the sudden rise of COVID-19 pandemic, the Prehospital Clinic at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) in record time had to train hospital staff in donning and doffing of PPE.
Although many have undergone training in how to dress and undress in a manner that prevents contamination, most healthcare workers do not use PPE regularly. Mistakes during the procedures can expose healthcare workers to disease. In the urgent ramp-up and re-organisation of the hospital, there was little time to conduct training in the usual way.
Illustrating safe procedures
Prehospital Clinic at OUS asked EGGS to help to make an effective solution for mass communication of the correct procedures. Together we quickly landed on print-ready posters. The posters visually instruct staff step-by-step in donning and doffing, supporting them in training and safe practice during COVID-19. The posters show the procedures that the Prehospital Clinic at OUS practice. They are in Norwegian and English.
I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to contribute to making the workday safer for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.Henriette Marki, EGGS Design
Illustrated procedures for free download
Early in the project, it became clear that instructional posters were a general need in the health care system. We, therefore, decided to make the illustrations as generic as possible to fit as many needs, departments, and cultures as possible.
The posters are available for free download (creative commons) at ikkesmitte.no.
Prehospital Clinic at OUS is also offering all the graphical elements and illustrations as individual files for free download to ensure ease of adaption of the procedures.
Health institutions are free to adapt the posters to fit their country's language, equipment and variations in donning and doffing procedures.