Survey to understand your views, attitudes and perceptions on the disinfection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for potential reuse.

By Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, UoA | Posted: Thursday October 15, 2020

Researchers at the University of Auckland are seeking your views

Globally there are shortages of PPE, with supply chain and distribution issues, closed borders and reduced freight, and in some instances, stock which is “not fit for use”. One proposed solution to this problem is developing methods of disinfection of PPE for potential reuse. However, any solution for disinfection of PPE for potential reuse should be acceptable for those who will be direct end-users. It is critical that health professionals and frontline workers’ voices are prioritised in this process. Your responses will help us understand under what circumstances you believe it may be acceptable to undertake PPE disinfection for potential reuse. This research is not advocating for PPE reuse per se, rather whether it is possible, and acceptable. You can take the survey using the link below, where you can also find the participant information sheet and consent form. You can choose to go in the draw to win an Apple Watch! Thank-you for your valuable time with this survey. 

Approved by the Auckland Health Research Ethics Committee on 28 August 2020 for three years. Reference number AH2640. 

Survey closes 3 November 

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